Leadership support is key to low infection rates; How can hospitals measure triple-aim goals?;

> Higher-performing hospitals frequently have one or more clinical leaders with whom staff identify as champions to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily. Article

> Patients with intensive care unit delirium are more likely to die, have more complications and stay in the ICU longer, according to a meta-analysis in General Hospital Psychiatry. Having a family member present can help keep the patient oriented in reality. Statement

> Malpractice claims drop 39 percent with hospital participation in the perinatal safety initiative, which involves simulation drills, among other tools. Participating hospitals include Aurora West Allis (Wis.) Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, reported HealthLeaders Media. Article

> In its new report, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement suggests how to measure the triple aims of improved population health, experience of care and per-capita costs. Report

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