TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Pronovost, Peter
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;7/25/2011 Anniversary Issue, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
63542599

 

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