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Reduction of central-line infections saved ~ 1,800 lives and $280 million

Standardization of best practice interventions reduced central line-associated blood stream infections and saved an estimated 1,800 lives and $280 million.

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: Initiating promising solutions and expanding proven ones: Commentaries by AHRQ Director, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, and other staff members. www.ahrq. gov/news/newsroom/commentaries/preventing- healthcare-associated-infections.htm. Published 2010

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