Wide range of central line infection rates found in ICUs

06/9/2011 | Medscape (free registration) · WebMD

Consumer Reports found that 33% of teaching hospitals studied had central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in their intensive care units that exceeded the national average. Hospital systems also had posted a wide range of rates, with the Cleveland Clinic system being 41% above average and Kaiser Foundation hospitals 36% lower, according to the report. About 13% of hospitals achieved zero cases -- an improvement compared with data from the first study.

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