Monday, April 11, 2011

Health Affairs Article: "Preventing Bloodstream Infections: A Measurable National Success Story in Quality Improvement"

This week, we'll be highlighting papers published in the new edition of Health Affairs, entitled "Still Crossing the Quality Chasm." This edition explores the question of quality as raised in the 2001 Institute of Medicine report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, and explores how far we have come since its publication... while also anticipating the road ahead.

"Preventing Bloodstream Infections: A Measurable National Success Story In Quality Improvement"
Authors: Peter J. Pronovost, Jill A. Marsteller and Christine A. Goeschel

The authors discuss the collaborative efforts undertaken to successfully reduce and end central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in a 45 state initiative.  This program has demonstrated continual results in reducing hospital-associated infections and deaths.

Click here to read the piece.
Click here to read about the team's INQRI-funded project, a nurse-led initiative to reduce CLABSIs.

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