Projects

Partnership for Patients

2011-2015
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Improving quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans is a key health care goal for our nation. The Partnership for Patients (PfP) campaign was launched in April 2011 with the ambitious goals of reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) by 40 percent and 30-day hospital readmissions by 20 percent. To reduce harm at this level of magnitude, the campaign implemented a strategy to align all health care stakeholders, including federal and other public and private health care payors, providers, and patients, to focus on this issue concurrently. By influencing everyone to move in the same direction at the same time, the program strove to overcome the inherently limited reach of any single initiative operating in a complex environment.

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