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AHRQ Annual Conference 2012

Press Briefing on CLABSI, CUSP Toolkit

On September 10, 2012, Dr. Carolyn Clancy held a press briefing on a unique nationwide patient safety project funded by AHRQ that reduced the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive care units by 40 percent, according to the Agency's preliminary findings of the largest national effort to combat CLABSIs to date. The project used the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to achieve its landmark results that include preventing more than 2,000 CLABSIs, saving more than 500 lives and avoiding more than $34 million in health care costs.

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AHRQ Annual Conference 2012, Press Briefing on CLABSI, CUSP Toolkit. Video. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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