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Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative

Table 3: Average CLABSI Rates

Cohorts 1 & 2 with units reporting during all 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 reporting349349349349349
Average CLABSIs/unit3.200.830.690.670.66
Average CL days/unit1736499502518598
Average BSI rate1.761.651.311.221.21
95% confidence interval(1.51, 2.01)(1.36, 1.93)(1.07, 1.55)(0.98, 1.45)(0.90, 1.52)
Change from baseline*NA-0.11-0.45-0.54-0.55
95% confidence interval (-0.44, 0.22)(-0.77,-0.13)(-0.83,-0.26)(-0.93,-0.17)

* Based on paired 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 3: 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/cusptab3.html