Catheter-associated bloodstream infections in general medical patients outside the intensive care unit: a surveillance study.

@article{Marschall2007CatheterassociatedBI,
  title={Catheter-associated bloodstream infections in general medical patients outside the intensive care unit: a surveillance study.},
  author={Jonas Marschall and Carole L Leone and Marilyn Y. Jones and Deborah Nihill and Victoria J. Fraser and David K Warren},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={905-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of central venous catheter (CVC)-associated bloodstream infection (CA-BSI) among patients admitted to general medical wards outside the intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN Prospective cohort study performed over a 13-month period, from April 1, 2002, through April 30, 2003. SETTING Four selected general medical wards at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,250-bed teaching hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. PATIENTS; All patients admitted to 4 general medical wards… CONTINUE READING

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