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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. May 18, 2016.
This Web site summarizes patient safety improvement efforts in Tennessee and provides access to an annual report of their efforts and a calendar of training opportunities.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0071-EF.
This report provides preliminary outcome data from a six-cohort collaborative that used the comprehensive unit-based safety program and associated tools to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The early data show a decrease in the overall rate of CAUTI, with a more striking decrease in non-intensive care unit settings than in ICU settings.
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Development of The Patient Safety Group was motivated by the death of a young girl named Josie King. The King family responded to their personal experience from medical errors by making a commitment to improve and advance safety and quality in health care. They created a program entitled eCUSP (electronic comprehensive unit-based safety program) as a mechanism for providers to manage and organize their patient safety efforts.