National surveillance of nosocomial infections in neonatal intensive care units in Belgium (Neo-KISS)

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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The national college of “Mother and Newborn” has the objective to improve the quality of care, by development of quality indicators, reporting and benchmarking. A significant heterogenity in morbidity and mortality between NICUs was found during the national intensive care benchmarking 2004-2008 report (NICAUDIT), which might have been due to differences in nosocomial infection rates. Indeed, nosocomial infections are more frequent in preterm infants than in pediatric patients, especially in very low birth weight infants (<1500 gram). Studies in Germany have shown that surveill…

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