Hospitals get federal money to fight ICU infections

10/2/2008 | Forbes

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is giving almost $3 million to the American Hospital Association for a 10-state program to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital ICUs. The program by Johns Hopkins and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association reduced infection rates to zero in more than half of Michigan hospital ICUs that participated in a trial run.

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