Zero tolerance: Hospital executives play a key role in defeating deadly infections

Pronovost, Peter
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/25/2011 Anniversary Issue, p58
Trade Publication
The article discusses the roles to be played by hospital executives in defeating deadly infections in the U.S. in 2011. It says that a growing number of hospitals have collaborated within their facilities to achieve a zero rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections. The author adds that infections are reduced when senior hospital leaders commit to a goal of zero infections. The need for clinical leaders to standardize catheter insertion throughout their hospitals is also discussed.


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