A new report from Consumer Reports shows that a safety initiative in 1,100 hospitals nationwide, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), cut the rate of central-line infections in hospital intensive care units by 40 percent over four years. AHRQ estimates that the improvements in these hospitals prevented more than 2,000 central line infections, saved 500 lives, and cut more than $34 million in health care costs.
Report finds some hospitals getting better at infection prevention
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