Achieving live-saving results for Ohio's children
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
The Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety collaborative has significantly improved patient outcomes in Ohio and avoided unnecessary medical costs.
Successes noted in 2011 include:
- A 46 percent reduction in life-threatening preventable cardiac and pulmonary arrests outside of intensive care units through a Rapid Response Team protocol
- Prevention of more than 8,000 late-preterm and near-term births – reducing neonatal intensive care admissions and preventing approximately 250 infant deaths, while saving $10 million in annual Ohio healthcare costs through the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC)
- A 20 percent reduction in hospital-associated infections among preterm infants, saving $10 million in annual healthcare costs through OPQC
- A 60 percent reduction in surgical site infections in designated cardiac, neurosurgery and orthopedic procedures and a 34.5 percent reduction in overall adverse drug events, saving 7,700 children from unnecessary harm and eliminating $11.8 million in unnecessary healthcare costs