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Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative

Table 2: Average CLABSI Rates

Cohorts 1 & 2 with units reporting during any of the five time periods

Information detailed reflective of data entered as of October 7, 2010.

 Baseline
12 months prior to intervention
Period 1
Months 1-3 post intervention
Period 2
Months 4-6 post intervention
Period 3
Months 7-9 post intervention
Period 4
Months 10-15 post intervention
Number of States2020202020
Number of units reporting384436435434402
Average CLABSIs/unit3.120.930.720.650.64
Average CL days/unit1680510508507556
Average BSI rate1.801.641.311.141.17
95% confidence interval(1.53, 2.08)(1.39, 1.89)(1.09, 1.53)(0.94, 1.35)(0.89, 1.44)
Change from baseline*NA-0.19-0.53-0.61-0.59
95% confidence interval (-0.58, 0.20)(-0.89,-0.17)(-0.97,-0.25)(-1.01,-0.17)

* Based on unpaired comparison of unit rates between time periods.

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Current as of April 2011
Internet Citation: Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative: Table 2: Average CLABSI Rates. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/cusp/using-cusp-prevention/onthecusprpt/cusptab2.html