Infection checklist effort expands, but national rates unchanged

My lede:

Some hospitals have virtually eliminated deadly catheter-related bloodstream infections by implementing a checklist of simple preventive measures, yet an initiative to spread the success nationwide has run into some resistance.

A project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, On the CUSP: Stop BSI, has attracted the participation of at least 400 hospitals in 27 states. The project seeks to build on the success in Michigan, where intensive care units at more than 100 hospitals cut their median central-line infection rate to zero per 1,000 catheter days, compared with a national average of 5.2.

The whole shebang.