California Hospital Reduced Infections, Improved Diabetes Care with AHRQ Safety Program

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edited January 2019 in Quality Street

Tri-City Medical Center, a 388-bed hospital in Oceanside, California, reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 33 percent and improved the on-time delivery of insulin to patients by 55 percent after changing patient care practices based on strategies from AHRQ’s Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).

CUSP helps medical teams make patient care safer by combining improved teamwork, clinical best practices, and the science of safety. CUSP is used in the hospital’s telemetry, medical/surgical, and intensive care units.

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