3 million to reduce HAI’s

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced a three-year, $3 million national effort to reduce patients’ risk of hospital-associated infections in intensive care units (ICUs).

This first-of-its-kind project is modeled after the pioneering efforts of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s (MHA) Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Quality and Safety Research Group that have achieved significant and measurable improvements in reducing Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) in Michigan hospital ICUs.

In 2003, the MHA Keystone Center launched its first patient safety improvement program – MHA Keystone: ICU – in more than 100 Michigan hospital ICUs. Through a series of back-to-basic patient safety interventions, this collaborative has since resulted in more than 1,700 lives saved, more than 127,000 excess hospital days avoided and more than $246 million in health care costs saved.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced a three-year, $3 million national effort to reduce patients’ risk of hospital-associated infections in intensive care units (ICUs).

This first-of-its-kind project is modeled after the pioneering efforts of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association’s (MHA) Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Quality and Safety Research Group that have achieved significant and measurable improvements in reducing Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) in Michigan hospital ICUs.

In 2003, the MHA Keystone Center launched its first patient safety improvement program – MHA Keystone: ICU – in more than 100 Michigan hospital ICUs. Through a series of back-to-basic patient safety interventions, this collaborative has since resulted in more than 1,700 lives saved, more than 127,000 excess hospital days avoided and more than $246 million in health care costs saved.

Click here for the full story on Marketwatch.

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