Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 35210-35212 [2017-15886]

Download as PDF 35210 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices b Based c Based d Based on the mean wages for 29–1141 Registered Nurse. on the mean wages for 11–9111 Medical and Health Services Managers. on the mean wages for 00–0000 All Occupations. DATES: Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2017–15885 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ‘‘Expanding the Comprehensive Unitbased Safety Program (CUSP) to Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and CatheterAssociated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care Units (ICU) with Persistently Elevated Infection Rates.’’ asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Comments on this notice must be received by September 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: include the national implementation of CUSP for CAUTI in hospitals across the United States. This effort was carried out under an ACTION II contract with HRET, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Michigan Hospital Association. As part of the Department of Health and Human Services National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, AHRQ has supported the implementation and adoption of the CUSP for CLABSI and CUSP for CAUTI, and is applying the principles and concepts that have been learned from these HAI reduction efforts to ICUs with persistently elevated infection rates. Proposed Project Results of Implementation of CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI The nationwide CUSP for CLABSI project implemented CUSP with teams at more than 1,100 adult ICUs in 44 states over a 4-year period. ICUs participating in this project reduced the rate of CLABSIs nationally from 1.915 infections per 1,000 central line days to 1.133 infections per 1,000 line days, an overall reduction of 41 percent. However, not all ICUs performed equally well. The CUSP for CAUTI project implemented CUSP in nine cohorts, representing over 1,600 hospital units in over 1,200 hospitals located across 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Inpatient CAUTI rates in non-ICUs were decreased by 30%. However, CAUTI rates in ICUs were not reduced significantly. In other words, while the overall results of the implementation of CUSP for CLABSI and CUSP for CAUTI have shown remarkable progress, not all ICUs in the projects have achieved the intended rate reductions, nor have all ICUs participated in the two projects. Moreover, a significant number of institutions and ICUs continue to have persistently elevated infection rates. There are institutions that have varying rates of infections within the same institution, indicating that infection control is often a unit-based issue. In sum, despite the significant overall reductions in CLABSI and CAUTI rates that have been achieved in these two projects, there is evidence that ICUs have generally faced challenges in reducing CAUTI rates, and that many hospitals still are not where they should be in CLABSI rates. Modified approaches and strategies for the CUSP intervention need to be developed and implemented to reach ICUs with Expanding the Comprehensive UnitBased Safety Program (CUSP) To Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care Units (ICU) With Persistently Elevated Infection Rates In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are a highly significant cause of illness and death for patients in the U.S. health care system. At any given time, HAIs affect one out of every 25 hospital inpatients. More than a million of these infections occur across our health care system every year, leading to significant patient harm and the annual loss of tens of thousands of lives, and costing billions of dollars each year. Some of the most prevalent HAIs include: Surgical site infections, catheterassociated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It is estimated that CAUTIs affect approximately 250,000 hospital patients per year, and approximately 40,000 CLABSI cases occur annually with a mortality rate from 12 to 25 percent. From 2008–2012, AHRQ supported the National Implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) to Reduce Central LineAssociated Blood Stream Infections (under an ACTION contract with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Michigan Hospital Association. From 2011–2015, AHRQ expanded its CUSP efforts to PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 35211 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices persistently elevated CLABSI and CAUTI rates and help them succeed in preventing these infections. To address this need, AHRQ will launch this project aimed at spreading nationally implementation of an adaptation of CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI for ICUs with persistently elevated rates, optimizing the approach to maximize effectiveness, and further preventing these infections throughout the United States. This project has the following goals: • Reduce CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs with persistently elevated rates. • Revise and augment current CUSP training resources and materials for CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs with persistently elevated rates. The resulting toolkit will be intended for use in ICUs whose infection rates for either or both of these HAIs are persistently elevated compared to other ICUs. • Recruit 450–600 ICUs with persistently elevated rates nationally to demonstrate the utility of applying a modified CUSP for CLABSI and CUSP for CAUTI during the performance period to reduce rates of CLABSI and CAUTI in these ICUs. • Assess the adoption of the modified CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI and evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention in the participating ICUs This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of health care services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections will be implemented: (1) ICU Assessment Tool: The ICU assessment tool will be completed by the unit project team leader in collaboration with individuals with strong knowledge of current clinical and safety practices in the ICU, such as the ICU manager, infection preventionist, quality leader, clinical educator, or clinical nurse specialist. The purpose of this assessment is to understand current HAI prevention practices, policies, and procedures to tailor the educational program to meet the needs of the ICU. An assessment will be administered at the end of the program to monitor any changes in practices, policies, and procedures after program participation; the unit will receive an individualized report based on responses. (2) Team Checkup Tool: The unit team members (such as the ICU manager, quality leader, clinical educator, or clinical nurse specialist) will complete one Team Check-up Tool every month during the project period. The information collected will be used for coaching assistance by the unit project team leader. This tool helps assess unit strengths and opportunities for improving unit processes, procedures, and safety culture. This will be accomplished by the following steps: • Hold a short, recurring meeting with the team to complete this tool and review the results. • Randomly select staff from the unit to answer questions 1–3. Staff selected should not exclusively include those completing this form. • For statements where the ‘No’ or ‘Don’t Know’ column is checked, review opportunities for improvement. • Develop a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) plan and complete rapid cycles of improvement over the course of the month and reevaluate. (3) Site Visits: State leads and clinical mentors will coordinate state-level, inperson site visits for 50 percent of participating hospital units. Site visits are an opportunity for state leads and clinical mentors to meet with ICU teams and their leadership to strengthen relationships, engage in open discussion about infection prevention, and facilitate unit-specific changes through action planning. Site visit evaluation is based on the Site Visit Guidance and Action Planning Template. State leads will submit an action planning report to the project Web site within one week of the visit. This data collection effort will be part of a comprehensive evaluation strategy to assess the adoption of the Expansion of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program for CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs with persistently elevated rates; measure the effectiveness of the interventions in the participating units; and evaluate the characteristics of teams that are associated with successful implementation and improvements in outcomes. The evaluation of this data collection is largely foundational in nature as AHRQ seeks information on the implementation and effectiveness of the CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs with persistently elevated rates. The evaluation of the tools above will utilize a pre-post design, comparing practices, policies and procedures before and after participating in the program. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours ICU Assessment Tool ...................................................................................... Team Checkup Tool ........................................................................................ Site Visits ......................................................................................................... 150 150 75 2 12 1 1.25 .2 4 375 360 300 Total .......................................................................................................... 375 N/A N/A 1,035 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name ICU Assessment Tool ...................................................................................... Team Checkup Tool ........................................................................................ Site Visits ......................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 150 150 75 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 375 360 75 150 37.5 28JYN1 Average hourly wage rate * a $52.58 a 52.58 b 27.87 c 34.70 a 52.58 Total cost burden $19,718 18,929 2,090 5,205 1,972 35212 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN—Continued Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden 37.5 Total .......................................................................................................... 3,706 1,035 375 d 98.83 N/A $51,620 National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2016 ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:’’ http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm. a Based on the mean wages for 11–9111 Medical and Health Services Managers. b Based on the mean wages for 29–9099 Miscellaneous Health Practitioners and Technical Workers: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other. c Based on the mean wages for 29–1141 Registered Nurse. d Based on the mean wages for 29–1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All other. Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ’s health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2017–15886 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [Document Identifiers: CMS–10506] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by August 28, 2017. ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–5806 OR, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at Web site address at https:// www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. No comments were received in response to the 60-day comment period. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Conditions of Participation for Community Mental Health Centers and Supporting Regulations; Use: On June 17, 2011, we proposed for the first time new conditions of participation (CoPs) for community mental health centers (CMHCs). We finalized it in the final rule that published October 29, 2013 (78 FR 64604), with an effective date 12 months after publication of the final rule. These CoPs which are based on criteria prescribed in law and are E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35210-35212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15886]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project ``Expanding the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) 
to Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and 
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care 
Units (ICU) with Persistently Elevated Infection Rates.''

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 26, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project

Expanding the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) To Reduce 
Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Catheter-
Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care Units 
(ICU) With Persistently Elevated Infection Rates

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information 
collection. Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are a highly 
significant cause of illness and death for patients in the U.S. health 
care system. At any given time, HAIs affect one out of every 25 
hospital inpatients. More than a million of these infections occur 
across our health care system every year, leading to significant 
patient harm and the annual loss of tens of thousands of lives, and 
costing billions of dollars each year. Some of the most prevalent HAIs 
include: Surgical site infections, catheter-associated urinary tract 
infections (CAUTI), central-line associated blood stream infections 
(CLABSI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It is estimated that 
CAUTIs affect approximately 250,000 hospital patients per year, and 
approximately 40,000 CLABSI cases occur annually with a mortality rate 
from 12 to 25 percent.
    From 2008-2012, AHRQ supported the National Implementation of the 
Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) to Reduce Central Line-
Associated Blood Stream Infections (under an ACTION contract with the 
Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), in partnership with Johns 
Hopkins University and the Michigan Hospital Association. From 2011-
2015, AHRQ expanded its CUSP efforts to include the national 
implementation of CUSP for CAUTI in hospitals across the United States. 
This effort was carried out under an ACTION II contract with HRET, in 
partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Michigan Hospital 
Association.
    As part of the Department of Health and Human Services National 
Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, AHRQ has 
supported the implementation and adoption of the CUSP for CLABSI and 
CUSP for CAUTI, and is applying the principles and concepts that have 
been learned from these HAI reduction efforts to ICUs with persistently 
elevated infection rates.

Results of Implementation of CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI

    The nationwide CUSP for CLABSI project implemented CUSP with teams 
at more than 1,100 adult ICUs in 44 states over a 4-year period. ICUs 
participating in this project reduced the rate of CLABSIs nationally 
from 1.915 infections per 1,000 central line days to 1.133 infections 
per 1,000 line days, an overall reduction of 41 percent. However, not 
all ICUs performed equally well.
    The CUSP for CAUTI project implemented CUSP in nine cohorts, 
representing over 1,600 hospital units in over 1,200 hospitals located 
across 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Inpatient 
CAUTI rates in non-ICUs were decreased by 30%. However, CAUTI rates in 
ICUs were not reduced significantly.
    In other words, while the overall results of the implementation of 
CUSP for CLABSI and CUSP for CAUTI have shown remarkable progress, not 
all ICUs in the projects have achieved the intended rate reductions, 
nor have all ICUs participated in the two projects. Moreover, a 
significant number of institutions and ICUs continue to have 
persistently elevated infection rates. There are institutions that have 
varying rates of infections within the same institution, indicating 
that infection control is often a unit-based issue.
    In sum, despite the significant overall reductions in CLABSI and 
CAUTI rates that have been achieved in these two projects, there is 
evidence that ICUs have generally faced challenges in reducing CAUTI 
rates, and that many hospitals still are not where they should be in 
CLABSI rates. Modified approaches and strategies for the CUSP 
intervention need to be developed and implemented to reach ICUs with

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persistently elevated CLABSI and CAUTI rates and help them succeed in 
preventing these infections. To address this need, AHRQ will launch 
this project aimed at spreading nationally implementation of an 
adaptation of CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI for ICUs with persistently 
elevated rates, optimizing the approach to maximize effectiveness, and 
further preventing these infections throughout the United States.
    This project has the following goals:
     Reduce CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs with persistently elevated 
rates.
     Revise and augment current CUSP training resources and 
materials for CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs with persistently 
elevated rates. The resulting toolkit will be intended for use in ICUs 
whose infection rates for either or both of these HAIs are persistently 
elevated compared to other ICUs.
     Recruit 450-600 ICUs with persistently elevated rates 
nationally to demonstrate the utility of applying a modified CUSP for 
CLABSI and CUSP for CAUTI during the performance period to reduce rates 
of CLABSI and CAUTI in these ICUs.
     Assess the adoption of the modified CUSP for CLABSI and 
CAUTI and evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention in the 
participating ICUs
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, 
pursuant to AHRQ's statutory authority to conduct and support research 
on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including 
activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, 
appropriateness and value of health care services and with respect to 
quality measurement and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections 
will be implemented:
    (1) ICU Assessment Tool: The ICU assessment tool will be completed 
by the unit project team leader in collaboration with individuals with 
strong knowledge of current clinical and safety practices in the ICU, 
such as the ICU manager, infection preventionist, quality leader, 
clinical educator, or clinical nurse specialist. The purpose of this 
assessment is to understand current HAI prevention practices, policies, 
and procedures to tailor the educational program to meet the needs of 
the ICU. An assessment will be administered at the end of the program 
to monitor any changes in practices, policies, and procedures after 
program participation; the unit will receive an individualized report 
based on responses.
    (2) Team Checkup Tool: The unit team members (such as the ICU 
manager, quality leader, clinical educator, or clinical nurse 
specialist) will complete one Team Check-up Tool every month during the 
project period. The information collected will be used for coaching 
assistance by the unit project team leader. This tool helps assess unit 
strengths and opportunities for improving unit processes, procedures, 
and safety culture. This will be accomplished by the following steps:
     Hold a short, recurring meeting with the team to complete 
this tool and review the results.
     Randomly select staff from the unit to answer questions 1-
3. Staff selected should not exclusively include those completing this 
form.
     For statements where the `No' or `Don't Know' column is 
checked, review opportunities for improvement.
     Develop a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) plan and complete rapid 
cycles of improvement over the course of the month and reevaluate.
    (3) Site Visits: State leads and clinical mentors will coordinate 
state-level, in-person site visits for 50 percent of participating 
hospital units. Site visits are an opportunity for state leads and 
clinical mentors to meet with ICU teams and their leadership to 
strengthen relationships, engage in open discussion about infection 
prevention, and facilitate unit-specific changes through action 
planning. Site visit evaluation is based on the Site Visit Guidance and 
Action Planning Template. State leads will submit an action planning 
report to the project Web site within one week of the visit.
    This data collection effort will be part of a comprehensive 
evaluation strategy to assess the adoption of the Expansion of the 
Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program for CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs 
with persistently elevated rates; measure the effectiveness of the 
interventions in the participating units; and evaluate the 
characteristics of teams that are associated with successful 
implementation and improvements in outcomes.
    The evaluation of this data collection is largely foundational in 
nature as AHRQ seeks information on the implementation and 
effectiveness of the CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs with 
persistently elevated rates. The evaluation of the tools above will 
utilize a pre-post design, comparing practices, policies and procedures 
before and after participating in the program.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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ICU Assessment Tool.............................             150               2            1.25             375
Team Checkup Tool...............................             150              12              .2             360
Site Visits.....................................              75               1               4             300
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             375             N/A             N/A           1,035
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                      Average
                    Form name                        Number of     Total burden     hourly wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours          rate *          burden
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ICU Assessment Tool.............................             150             375      \a\ $52.58         $19,718
Team Checkup Tool...............................             150             360       \a\ 52.58          18,929
Site Visits.....................................              75              75       \b\ 27.87           2,090
                                                                             150       \c\ 34.70           5,205
                                                                            37.5       \a\ 52.58           1,972

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                                                                            37.5       \d\ 98.83           3,706
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             375           1,035             N/A         $51,620
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National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2016 ``U.S. Department of Labor,
  Bureau of Labor Statistics:'' http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm.
\a\ Based on the mean wages for 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers.
\b\ Based on the mean wages for 29-9099 Miscellaneous Health Practitioners and Technical Workers: Healthcare
  Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other.
\c\ Based on the mean wages for 29-1141 Registered Nurse.
\d\ Based on the mean wages for 29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All other.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ's health care research and 
health care information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

Sharon B. Arnold,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-15886 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P