Cheap, low-tech methods can slash infection rates

March 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2007, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p34
The article deals with an option of using cheap, low-technology measures to reduce the incidence of catheter-induced bloodstream infections in intensive care units. According to Hopkins' Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care medical director Peter Pronovost, there is a common misperception involving hospital-based clinicians about the high cost of patient safety programs.


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