Automated surveillance for central line-associated bloodstream infection in intensive care units.

  title={Automated surveillance for central line-associated bloodstream infection in intensive care units.},
  author={Keith Woeltje and Anne M. Butler and Ashleigh J. Goris and Nhial T. Tutlam and Joshua A. Doherty and Michael Brandon Westover and Vicky Ferris and Thomas C. Bailey},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={29 9},
OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate computer algorithms with high negative predictive values that augment traditional surveillance for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). SETTING Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,250-bed tertiary care academic hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. METHODS We evaluated all adult patients in intensive care units who had blood samples collected during the period from July 1, 2005, to June 30, 2006, that were positive for a recognized pathogen on… CONTINUE READING


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