Quality & Patient Safety

AHRQ awards $3 million for CLABSI prevention program

Patient Safety Monitor, January 1, 2009

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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