The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Partnership for Patients program is working to enhance the
quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. Partnership
for Patients is a public-private partnership. In order to shape the Partnership
for Patients, physicians, nurses, hospitals, employers, patients and their
advocates, and the federal and State governments all came together.
The Partnership for Patients (and over 3,700
participating hospitals) is focused on making hospital care safer, more
dependable, and less expensive through the accomplishment of two key goals:
Care Safer. By
the end of 2013, preventable hospital-acquired conditions would decrease by 40%
compared to 2010.
Care Transitions. By
the end of 2013, preventable complications during a transition from one care
setting to another would be decreased so that all hospital readmissions would
be reduced by 20% compared to 2010.
Learn more about the Partnership for Patients
initiative, including more information about who is in the Partnership, what
the Partnership is about, key elements of the Partnership by visiting the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services Partnership for Patients website >>