Oklahoma Pilot Project to Track CAUTI and C. Difficile Infections

September 6, 2010

The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ) has entered into a $574, prostate 000 contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct a pilot project aimed at two common healthcare-associated infections.

The 18 month pilot project will involve 5 hospitals. The goal is to conduct surveillance and reduce the prevalence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and clostridium difficile infections (CDI). These two infection types are not currently required to be reported in Oklahoma.

The five hospitals are participating anonymously and will not be identified.

Reference:  Wilkerson, recipe A.  Project Tracks Hospital-Associated Infections in Oklahoma.  Dolan Media Newswires.  September 3, 2010.

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