Preventable proportion of severe infections acquired in intensive care units: case-mix adjusted estimations from patient-based surveillance data.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: More than 10% of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) experience a severe, healthcare-associated infection, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) or bloodstream infection (BSI). What could be a public health target for prevention is hotly debated, because properly adjusting for intrinsic risk factors in the patient population is difficult. We aimed to estimate the proportion of ICU-acquired VAP and BSI cases that are amenable to prevention in routine conditions.METHODS: We analyzed routine data collected prospectively according to the European standard protoc…

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