Encouraging reductions in CLA-BSIs

In this CDC report, the reduction in the number of CLA-BSIs is encouraging; for example, from 2001 to 2009, the number of ICU CLA-BSIs dropped from 43,000 to 18,000 (58% reduction), at a cost savings of $1.8 billion! (CDC site)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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