from Kim et al. 2011
published in Am J Infect Control 2011; 39: 640–646
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.11.005

Reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections through the use of a central venous line bundle: Epidemiologic and economic consequences

Multimodal interventions can have an effect on time saving, error reduction and cost reduction

The study by Kim et al. confirms that the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections can improve patient care and can reduce healthcare costs ($ 31,254 per CLABSI prevented). Interventions that improve hygiene and quality should be integrated in any sustainable plan.