Eliminating Central Line Infections: Resources from The Commonwealth Fund

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An archive of The Commonwealth Fund's <a href="/publications/publication/2010/apr/getting-zero-strategies-eliminate-central-line-associated">April 14 webinar</a>, "Getting to Zero: Strategies to Eliminate Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections," is now available for download. In addition to viewing the webinar slides and listening to experts' presentations, you can download publications and other resources on strategies for reducing central line infections. <br /><br />The event featured Lucian L. Leape, M.D., adjunct professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health; Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., director, Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group; and Brian S. Koll, M.D., medical director and chief, infection prevention, Beth Israel Medical Center. Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., Commonwealth Fund vice president for the Program on Health Care Quality and Efficiency, moderated.<br /><br />In the next few weeks, we will be adding data to <a href="http://www.whynotthebest.org/&quot; target="_blank">WhyNotTheBest.org</a> on central line-associated bloodstream infections in some 900 hospitals around the country. WhyNotTheBest.org is The Commonwealth Fund's quality improvement and benchmarking resource, enabling users to conduct side-by-side comparisons of 4,500 hospitals nationwide, track performance over time against numerous benchmarks, and download tools to improve health care quality. <a href="http://www.whynotthebest.org/registrations/create_account/-1&quot; target="_blank">Register</a> to receive alerts when new performance data and improvement resources become available.<br /><br />