Seasonal variation of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections: A national cohort study.

Last updated on 23-12-2021 by Koen Blot

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BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired bloodstream infections (HABSIs) cause increased morbidity, mortality, and hospital costs that are partially preventable. HABSI seasonality has been described for gram-negative bacteria but has not been stratified per infection origin. OBJECTIVE: To assess seasonality among all types of HABSIs and their associations with climate. METHODS: Hospitals performing surveillance for at least 1 full calendar year between 2000 and 2014 were included. Mixed-effects negative binomial regression analysis calculated the peak-to-low monthly ratio as an adjusted HABSI in…

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