Automated surveillance for ventilator-associated events.


BACKGROUND The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has implemented a new, multitiered definition for ventilator-associated events (VAEs) to replace their former definition of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). We hypothesized that the new definition could be implemented in an automated, efficient, and reliable manner using the electronic… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.13-2255


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