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AHRQ program lowers central line-associated infections by 40%
Modern Healthcare

A national project targeting central line-associated bloodstream infections has lowered overall rates of such infections by 40% among participating hospitals, according to government data released Monday. The initiative, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is known as the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, or CUSP, a set of simplified best practices, culture changes and measurement tools used to address safety-related problems in healthcare.