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Journal Article > Study
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.
A multifaceted intervention that included checklists and efforts to improve safety culture resulted in a marked reduction in central line–associated bloodstream infections in a large cohort of intensive care units in Spain. The intervention was modeled on the landmark Keystone ICU study, and its success illustrates the generalizability of this approach to different countries and health care systems.
Journal Article > Commentary
Goeschel CA, Weiss WM, Pronovost PJ. Int J Qual Health Care. 2012;24:330-337.
Discussing an approach that helped guide project management of a large-scale initiative to reduce health care–associated infections, this commentary details how such an approach can be applied to plan, implement, and evaluate large-scale quality and patient safety improvement programs.
Herzer K, Seshamani M. HealthReform.Gov. July 2009.