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QUEST quality initiative sees big reductions in infections, costs, Premier says
Modern Healthcare

A quality improvement and cost-cutting initiative that has grown to include more than 333 hospitals has saved more than $9 billion and has reduced rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections, pressure ulcers and other types of patient harm. That’s according to newly released data from the QUEST collaborative, a project of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier healthcare alliance.

Launched in 2007 with an initial group of 157 hospitals, QUEST tracks participants across a range of measures, looking at progress in harm, mortality, readmissions, patient experience, cost of care and adherence to evidence-based practices. (QUEST stands for quality, efficiency, safety and transparency.)