UHC has announced an initiative to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). CRBSI’s are estimated to cost the healthcare industry $9 billion a year. The UHC initiative includes self-assessment checklists for executive leaders, service line and unit-level staff. The goal is to improve hospital performance on preventing these infections.
(Sources: AHA News Now, http://aha.org, May 18, 2010)