Preventability of hospital onset bacteremia and fungemia: A pilot study of a potential healthcare-associated infection outcome measure

Raymund B. Dantes, Clare Rock, Aaron M. Milstone, Jesse T. Jacob, Sheri Chernetsky-Tejedor, Anthony D. Harris, Surbhi Leekha

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Abstract

Hospital-onset bacteremia and fungemia (HOB), a potential measure of healthcare-associated infections, was evaluated in a pilot study among 60 patients across 3 hospitals. Two-thirds of all HOB events and half of nonskin commensal HOB events were judged as potentially preventable. Follow-up studies are needed to further develop this measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-361
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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