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National Healthcare Quality Reports.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0002.
A multidisciplinary approach to reduce central line–associated bloodstream infections.
McMullan C, Propper G, Schuhmacher C, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:61-69.
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.
Yokoe DS, Mermel LA, Anderson DJ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:901-994.
Rounding to influence.
Reinertsen JL, Johnson KM. Healthc Exec. Sept/Oct 2010;25:72-75.
10 things your hospital won't tell you.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
Is evidence guiding practice? Reported versus observed adherence to contact precautions: a pilot study.
Jessee MA, Mion LC. Am J Infect Control. 2013;41:965-970.
Practically speaking: rethinking hand hygiene improvement programs in health care settings.
Son C, Chuck T, Childers T, et al. Am J Infect Control. 2011;39:716-724.
Perfect is possible.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety.
Learning accountability for patient outcomes.
Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2010;304:204-205.
Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
Patient Safety Authority Annual Reports.
Harrisburg, PA: Patient Safety Authority; April 2013.
As she lay dying: how I fought to stop medical errors from killing my mom.
Welch JR. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:2817-2820.
Achievements in eliminating healthcare-associated infections awards.
Washington, DC: US Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative. December 7, 2010.
African Partnerships for Patient Safety.
Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Patient Safety, World Health Organization.
New 2012 National Patient Safety Goal - catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; May 17, 2011.
Impact of a national multimodal intervention to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection in the ICU: the Spanish experience.
Palomar M, Alvarez-Lerma F, Riera A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2013;41:2364-2372.
HealthGrades Sixth Annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study.
Golden, CO: HealthGrades, Inc.; April 2009.
Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: a Global Challenge, a Global Perspective.
The Joint Commission. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; May 2012.
Effect of nonpayment for hospital-acquired, catheter–associated urinary tract infection: a statewide analysis.
Meddings JA, Reichert H, Rogers MA, Saint S, Stephansky J, McMahon LF. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:305-312.
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