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Parkland Hospital Targets Infection Control

In the first of a four-year effort, Dallas County’s public hospital, the Parkland Health & Hospital System, saw a 30 percent reduction in the rate of bloodstream infections and 57 percent fewer catheter-associated infections.

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In the first of a four-year effort, Dallas County’s public hospital, the Parkland Health & Hospital System, saw a 30 percent reduction in the rate of bloodstream infections, 57 percent fewer catheter-associated infections and an 18 percent fall in sepsis. Parkland has targeted the three areas for improvement in infection control. The initiative is funded by Medicaid. (The Dallas Morning News)

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