14. Keystone Initiative Cuts Deaths From HAIs in Michigan ICUs

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • 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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Internet Citation: 14. Keystone Initiative Cuts Deaths From HAIs in Michigan ICUs. Content last reviewed August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide14.html