[Mortality in German intensive care units: dying from or with a nosocomial infection?].

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OBJECTIVE To describe mortality from intensive care unit acquired infections in German ICUs. METHODS The hospital infection surveillance system (KISS = Krankenhaus-Infektions-Surveillance-System) started in Germany in January 1997 as a nationwide surveillance project for the voluntary registration of nosocomial infections. For ICUs reporting focuses on… (More)

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