Clinical and cost effectiveness of guidelines to prevent intravascular catheter-related infections in patients on hemodialysis.

@article{Bakke2010ClinicalAC,
  title={Clinical and cost effectiveness of guidelines to prevent intravascular catheter-related infections in patients on hemodialysis.},
  author={Christine K Bakke},
  journal={Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={601-15; quiz 616}
}
Sepsis is the second leading cause of death in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD). The average cost to the healthcare system for catheter-related infections (CRI) ranges from $4000 to $80,235 for each occurrence. CRI is a significant health problem leading to increased hospitalizations, morbidity, mortality, and a financial burden to the healthcare system. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of implementing published… CONTINUE READING

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