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Johns Hopkins researchers report that hospitals may be reaping enormous income for patients whose hospital stays are complicated by preventable bloodstream infections contracted in their intensive care units.
In a recent Business901 Podcast, Simplifying Lean and Six Sigma for Government and Healthcare, Jay Arthur author of numerous books on Lean And Six Sigma and most recently, Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals
A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world's most successful patient safety programmes.
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intensive care units (ICUs) in both large and small hospitals stopped central line-associated bloodstream infections for up to 2 years after using a targeted quality improvement initiative funded in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb.
A Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units throughout Michigan appears to have also reduced deaths by 10 percent, a new study suggests.
A new study reveals a Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units (ICUs) throughout Michigan also appears to have reduced deaths by 10-percent.
ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan.
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