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HW USA References

2013-1-HW (Link to Op-Ed):  Hospital Facility Fees Raise Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare Patients.  US News & World Report.  Jan 11, 2013.  The case is made to reduce hospital facility fees.  View Op Ed    View Op-Ed References

2012-10-HW (Link to Op-Ed)  The Changing Role of the Physician.  American College of Surgeons Surgical News,  Oct. 23, 2012.   Changing healthcare governance, fiduciary responsibility and the driving forces behind integration.   View Op-Ed References

2013-Peer Reviewed Article   Redefining the Standardized Infection Ratio to Aid in Consumer Value Purchasing.  Journal of Patient Safety.  Published Ahead of Print:  Jan. 31, 2013.   PMID: 23370222

 2012-Peer Reviewed Article  A Perspective on the Evidence Regarding Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance. J Patient Saf. 2012 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22874134      FREE ACCESS

2013 Letter to the Editor NEJM    "Nonpayment for Preventable Infections in U.S. Hospitals".    New England Journal of Medicine.  2013;  Jan. 368:191-192.  PMID: 23301747   FREE ACCESS    ""   

2012 Letter to the Editor NEJM    The Effectiveness of Process Measures and Mortality Measures in Promoting Healthcare Quality "Premier Pay for Performance and Patient Outcomes".  New England Journal of Medicine.  July  2012;367:381-383. PMID: 22830476   FREE ACCESS 

Dr Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS, FACS  Pre-gavel Presentation Given Before the Joint Kentucky Health
and Welfare Committee.

Healthcare Reform & Health Care Associated Infections
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