Quality & Patient Safety

AHRQ awards $3 million for CLABSI prevention program

Patient Safety Monitor, January 1, 2009

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Every year, 30,000–62,000 patients die as the result of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded a $3 million, three-year grant in October 2008 for a program coordinated by the Healthcare Research and Education Trust to pre-vent such infections.

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