Comparison of total hospital-acquired bloodstream infections to central line-associated bloodstream infections and implications for outcome measures in infection control

Surbhi Leekha, Shanshan Li, Kerri A. Thom, Michael Anne Preas, Brian S. Caffo, Daniel J. Morgan, Anthony D. Harris

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Abstract

The validity of the central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) measure is compromised by subjectivity. We observed significant decreases in both CLABSIs and total hospital-acquired bloodstream infections (BSIs) following a CLABSI prevention intervention in adult intensive care units. Total hospital-acquired BSIs could be explored as an adjunct, objective CLABSI measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)984-986
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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