Decrease in Michigan’s rate of pneumonia in patients on ventilators

In the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) latest Research Activities newsletter is a report the success of a program in Michigan that reduced rates of pneumonia in patients on ventilators by 70% and maintained that rate for 2 1/2 years.

The complete study can be found here:  Collaborative cohort study of an intervention to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit.

Other reports in this issue of the newsletter focus on health disparities, health information technology, and outcomes/effectiveness research.

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