High-Performance Work Practices in CLABSI Prevention Interventions

Table 1. Case Study Sites

Final Report: Executive Summary (continued)

Site (Pair #) CLABSI Reduction Record Key Characteristics Key Informants
Site 1 (1) Higher performance
  • Catholic safety net hospital,a metro area
  • 496 beds
  • 22 ICU beds
  • Executive (6)
  • Management (8)
  • Staff (14)
Site 2 (1) Lower performance
  • Community hospital in working-class suburb
  • 441 beds
  • 43 ICU beds
  • Executive (5)
  • Management (11)
  • Staff (14)
Site 3 (2) Higher performance
  • Regional multisite health system with university-affiliated teaching hospital
  • 1,192 beds
  • 259 ICU beds (9 units)
  • Executive (7)
  • Management (7)
  • Staff (11)
Site 4 (2) Higher performanceb
  • Large tertiary AMC in midsize city
  • 815 beds
  • 147 ICU beds (4 units)
  • Executive (5)
  • Management (16)
  • Staff (17)
Site 5 (3) Lower performance
  • Community hospital affiliated with large AMC in small urban area
  • 373 beds
  • 53 ICU beds (2 units)
  • Executive (4)
  • Management (5)
  • Staff (12)
Site 6 (3) Higher performance
  • Community hospital, part of large Catholic system in small urban area
  • 376 beds
  • 52 ICU beds
  • Executive (2)
  • Management (4)
  • Staff (10)
Site 7 (4) Higher performance
  • Inner-city safety net hospital, part of regional system
  • 300 beds
  • 16 ICU beds; 32 NICU beds
  • Executive (3)
  • Management (9)
  • Staff (10)
Site 8 (4) Lower performance
  • Part of multistate system
  • 344 beds
  • 22 ICU beds
  • Executive (2)
  • Management (4)
  • Staff (8)
Site 9 (NA) HPWPc
  • AMC in large metro area
  • 600 beds
  • Executive (5)
  • Management (11)
  • Staff (13)

Key: AMC = academic medical center; CLABSI = central line–associated bloodstream infection; CUSP = Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program; HPWP = high-performance work practices; ICU = intensive care unit; NA = not applicable; NICU = neonatal intensive care unit.
a A safety net hospital or health system provides a significant level of care to low-income, uninsured, and vulnerable populations.
b Site 4 was initially classified as lower performing based on CUSP project data and input from the project liaison. However, as this hospital had made a successful turnaround since the conclusion of the CUSP project, we believe that it is more appropriately categorized as higher performing for the purposes of our study.
c Site 9 was not a participant in the CUSP initiative; thus we designated this hospital as an HPWP site and did not classify its performance with respect to CLABSI rate reduction efforts.

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Internet Citation: Table 1. Case Study Sites. Content last reviewed August 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/cusp/clabsi-hpwpreport/clabsi-hpwptab1.html