Validation of a Sampling Method to Collect Exposure Data for Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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OBJECTIVE: Surveillance of central-line-associated bloodstream infections requires the labor-intensive counting of central-line days (CLDs). This workload could be reduced by sampling. Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of various sampling strategies in the estimation of CLDs in intensive care units (ICUs) and to establish a set of rules to identify optimal sampling strategies depending on ICU characteristics. DESIGN: Analyses of existing data collected according to the European protocol for patient-based surveillance of ICU-acquired infections in Belgium between 2004 and 2012. …

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