Taking a "timeout" reduces infections at NYC public hospitals

05/19/2008 | NYTimes.com

New York City's public hospitals have adopted a campaign that includes calling for a "timeout" to allow medical staff to wash hands, put on hairnets or take other infection-control measures. The campaign has reduced central-line bloodstream infections by 55% and ventilator-associated pneumonia by 78% in ICUs.

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