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Program yields drop in central-line infections
Modern Healthcare

A group of more than 350 hospitals have achieved a 35% reduction in rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections in their intensive-care units by rolling out changes first piloted in Michigan. The results come from a report released by HHS‘ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality detailing the progress made in the first two years of the program. The On the CUSP: Stop BSI initiative—CUSP stands for Comprehensive Unit-Based safety Program—is based on the success of the Michigan Keystone Project, in which ICUs across the state dramatically lowered their rates of central-line infections using a simplified set of interventions.