Michigan Health and Hospital Association Releases March 2010 Report

March 10, 2010

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) has issued a March 2010 Report detailing MHA Keystone efforts for its Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality.  The report details two collaborative keystone efforts related to healthcare associated infections (HAIs).

MHA Keystone ICU

The report reveals dramatic reductions in the occurrence of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) for the time period between 2004 and 2009, cialis resulting in the saving of more than 1,800 lives, $271 million in health care costs, and more than 140,700 excess hospital stay days.

The MHA Keystone Center has just released its fist voluntary aggregate public report containing CLABSI data reported by participating hospitals.  To review the data, you can visit www.mihospitalinform.org.  Select “Hospital Quality Information,” and then “Keystone ICU BSI data.”

MHA Keystone: Hospital-Associated Infection

The report also presents a discussion of the early results of the implementation of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention efforts.  Sixteen Michigan hospitals participated in the implementation of the prevention methods.  Within the first half of 2008, their prevention efforts resulted in an estimated reduction of patients with urinary catheters from 32,000 to 29,000.  A reduction of 1,000 unnecessary hospital days and $1 million in costs were estimated.

Citation:  Michigan Health & Hospital Association.  Michigan Hospitals: Valued Community Assets.  Michigan Health & Hospital Association Report.  March 2010.

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