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Quality & safety in the literature: May 2020

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  • Funding JM's research was supported by AHRQ grant K08HS019767 from 2010–2015 and is currently supported by AHRQ grants P30HS024385 and R01HS018334, as well as funding from the VA National Center for Patient Safety and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. JM's research has recently been supported by contracts with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) involving the prevention of CAUTI, funded by AHRQ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. JM was also a recipient of the 2009–2015 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program. AG received funding from the Moore Foundation. All authors are salaried employees of the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

  • Competing interests Honoraria: JM has reported receiving honoraria from hospitals and professional societies devoted to complication prevention for lectures and teaching related to prevention and value-based purchasing policies involving catheter-associated urinary tract infection and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. Intellectual property/product development: JM's research involves development of products to improve patient safety by reducing hospital-acquired complications. Her team has a provisional patent involving one of these products that aims to reduce urinary catheter-associated complications, and has recently applied for a patent involving a device to reduce hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. She has no associations with any companies or manufacturers, has no ownership in a commercial entity, and receives no royalties.

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