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Variation in use and outcomes related to midline catheters: results from a multicentre pilot study
  1. Vineet Chopra1,2,3,
  2. Scott Kaatz4,
  3. Lakshmi Swaminathan5,
  4. Tanya Boldenow6,
  5. Ashley Snyder1,2,3,
  6. Rachel Burris1,3,
  7. Steve J Bernstein2,3,7,
  8. Scott Flanders1,3
  1. 1 The Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  2. 2 Patient Safety Enhancement Program and Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  3. 3 The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  4. 4 Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  5. 5 Department of Internal Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan, USA
  6. 6 St. Josephs Health Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
  7. 7 The Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vineet Chopra, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA; vineetc{at}umich.edu

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  • Contributors All authors participated equally in the design, conception, writing, analysis, drafting and final approval of the paper. VC and AS had access to the data and vouch for the integrity of the findings.

  • Funding Support for the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and HMS work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Because the purpose of the consortium is to measure and improve the quality of existing care practices, the project received a 'Not Regulated' status from the Institutional Review Board at our hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors participated equally in the design, conception, writing, analysis, drafting and final approval of the paper. VC and AS had access to the data and vouch for the integrity of the findings.

  • Funding Support for the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and HMS work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Because the purpose of the consortium is to measure and improve the quality of existing care practices, the project received a 'Not Regulated' status from the Institutional Review Board at our hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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