Public Health Law Grant Will Fund Project On Public Reporting of Hospital Infection Rates

January 23, 2012

A Public Health Law Research program grant of $450, prescription 000 was recently awarded to fund research examining “whether public reporting of hospital infection rates causes hospitals to reduce those infection rates and, if so, for what types of infections, and how does the impact depend on the nature of the reporting rules.”

University of Illinois College of Law Professor David Hyman and Northwestern Law Professor Bernard Black, the recipients of the award funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will explore if infection rate reporting causes hospitals to reduce infections, if it impacts the way hospitals report the infection rates, and ways hospital infection preventionists and consumers use the reports.

Click here to read the University of Illinois, College of Law news release.

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