How to report central line-associated bloodstream infections in surveillance? A comparison of three classifications in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Background: National and international institutions, as CDC or ECDC, use different surveillance definitions for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). This hinders comparison of findings. In Belgium, registration of CLABSI in hospitals is legally required since 2014 for a minimum of one quarter a year, as part of the national surveillance of bloodstream infections. For Belgian data collected since 2013, we assessed the proportion of cases corresponding to three different CLABSI classifications and its impact on CLABSI incidence and trends.   Materials/methods: To…

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