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Hospital cleanliness not linked to cost

(UPI) Hospitals that spend the most on cleaning and maintenance do not get the highest grades for cleanliness from patients, U.S. researchers say…
"The results were not at all what we expected," [researcher Deirdre] McCaughey says in a statement. "We thought that spending more money would lead to better scores, but we actually found ... it is not in the best financial interest of a healthcare organization to just spend more money to improve HCAHPS scores, but rather to think about how that money is spent."
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