Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 6th, 2005
"Corporate performance-improvement methodologies can outperform traditional ones in addressing ICU-based adverse events. My colleagues and I used Six Sigma methodology to address our catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) rate, which considerably exceeded the nationally established median over a 9-year period. We hypothesized that use of six sigma methodology would result in a substantial and sustainable decrease in our CR-BSI rate. All patients were directly cared for by a geographically...
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