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University HealthSystem Consortium Quality Performance Benchmarking Study of the Insertion and Care of Central Venous Catheters

  • Brian P. Harting (a1), Thomas R. Talbot (a2), Timothy H. Dellit (a3), Joan Hebden (a1) (a4), Joanne Cuny (a5), William H. Greene (a6) and John Segreti (a1)...


We report data from an observational benchmarking study of adherence to recommended practices for insertion and maintenance of central venous catheters at a heterogeneous group of academic medical centers. These centers demonstrated a need for significant improvement in implementation and documentation of quality performance measures for the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections.


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Rush University Medical Center, 600 S. Paulina, Academic Facility 143, Chicago, IL 60612, (


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