Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archival print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative

A Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is funding a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). The On the CUSP: Stop BSI project is a unique partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust, the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality. This report summarizes progress made in the first 2 years of the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project that has recruited more than 700 hospitals' participation.

Select for the second report, issued September 2011.


A project of:

Health Research & Educational Trust
Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group
Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality

Contents

Executive Summary
   Background
   Progress Update
   Project Impact
   Conclusions
Introduction and Objective
Methods
   Data Sources
   Participation Measures
   CLABSI Rates
Results
   Project Participation
   Project Impact
Areas for Continued Improvement
Conclusion
Appendix A: Participating Hospitals, by State

Disclaimer: This report was developed with data collected and analyzed under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The information and opinions expressed herein reflect solely the position of the authors. Nothing herein should be construed to indicate AHRQ support or endorsement of its contents.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created September 2012
Internet Citation: Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://archive.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/cusp/onthecusprpt/index.html

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care