Effectiveness of a Multistate Quality Improvement Campaign in Reducing Risk of Surgical Site Infections Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Calderwood MS, Yokoe DS, Murphy MV, et al. Effectiveness of a multistate quality improvement campaign in reducing risk of surgical site infections following hip and knee arthroplasty. BMJ Quality and Safety. October 8, 2018. [Epub ahead of print]

This article provides an assessment of IHI’s Project JOINTS initiative, a multistate QI campaign to promote adoption of evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) following hip and knee arthroplasty. The study finds that states participating in the QI campaign had a larger reduction of SSI rates than in matched control states.

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