ICUs have sustained success in infection prevention, data show

05/10/2011 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Data from 80 intensive care units involved in the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program showed 60% of the units went a year or longer without any central line-associated bloodstream infections and about 25% lasted two years or more without a case. The report in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that efforts to reduce health care-associated infections can be sustained, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy said.

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