Achieving and Sustaining ventilator-associated pneumonia-free time among intensive care units (ICUs): Evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement collaborative

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Our retrospective analysis of the Michigan Keystone intensive care unit (ICU) collaborative demonstrated that adult ICUs could achieve and sustain a zero rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) for a considerable number of ventilator and calendar months. Moreover, the results highlight the importance of adjustment for ventilator-days before comparing VAP-free time among ICUs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-743
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Quality Improvement
Intensive Care Units
Mechanical Ventilators

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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