Prompted by Peter Pronovost’s keynote speech at Health Journalism 2010, The Oregonian‘s Joe Rojas-Burke has been digging through the data on hospital infection rates to be released in accordance with an Oregon law that went into effect last year. The final statewide reporting date comes later this month, but The Oregonian has early results for 11 local hospitals.
As part of the story, Rojas-Burke profiled hospitals with particularly low infection rates, especially one which had joined the Stop BSI network championed by Pronovost last month at AHCJ’s conference in Chicago. AHCJ members can see a copy of Pronovost’s presentation here.
The story builds on several things Pronovost shared at the conference, including the program’s background and state-by-state participation statistics.
Other stories and blog posts related to Pronovost’s presentation:
- The Checklist and Future Culture of Medicine, Medical Lessons
- Hospitals slow to adopt renowned program, The Lund Report
- Hospital infection rates, a deadly problem, KSMU-FM
AHCJ members can read more stories from the conference