Keystone Initiative Cuts Deaths from Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Michigan ICUs
- Compared likelihood of death for patients in Michigan and other intensive care units.
- Risk of dying in Michigan ICUs [intensive care units] decreased by 24% after AHRQ-funded Keystone implementation.
- Keystone includes safety culture, communication/teamwork, use of CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, and a checklist.
Lipitz-Snyderman A, et al. Impact of a Statewide Intensive Care Unit Quality Improvement Initiative on Hospital Mortality and Length of Stay: Retrospective Comparative Analysis. British Medical Journal.
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