Hospitals' efforts reduce incidence of two major infections

04/23/2008 | American City Business Journals

A 21-month voluntary program that included sharing best practices among 39 San Francisco Bay Area hospitals is credited with preventing about 60% of expected ventilator-associated pneumonia infections and 66% of expected central line-associated bloodstream infections. The Beacon Collaborative said the effort saved an estimated 194 lives and about $4 million in unnecessary hospital costs.

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