This project is finished. View the published journal paper.
Ninety seven per cent of acute trusts in England are participating in Matching Michigan. This is a quality improvement project based on a model developed in the United States which, over 18 months, saved around 1,500 patient lives. It took place at Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Michigan and introduced data definitions, technical interventions - changes in clinical practice - and non-technical interventions - linked to leadership, teamwork and culture change. When these interventions are applied together these have been shown to reduce Central Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections (CVC-BSIs).
Find out Why we're working to match Michigan from this interview with Professor Peter J. Pronovost of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.
More information, including intervention resources and case studies, is available on www.patientsafetyfirst.nhs.uk