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Infection Prevention Pilot Slashes CLABSI by 35%
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More than 350 hospitals in 22 states in a national pilot project to tackle central line-associated bloodstream infections in their adult intensive care units are reporting CLABSI reductions of 35%, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

An interim report issued Tuesday by AHRQ, On the CUSP: Stop BSI, found that CLABSI rates dropped from an average of 1.8 infections per 1,000 central line days to an average of 1.17 infections per 1,000 central line days in ICUs that participated in the project.