Comparing bloodstream infection rates: the effect of indicator specifications in the evaluation of processes and indicators in infection control (EPIC) study.

@article{Braun2006ComparingBI,
  title={Comparing bloodstream infection rates: the effect of indicator specifications in the evaluation of processes and indicators in infection control (EPIC) study.},
  author={Barbara I Braun and Stephen B. Kritchevsky and Linda L Kusek and Edward S. Wong and Steven L. Solomon and Lynn M Steele and Cheryl L Richards and Robert P. Gaynes and Bryan P. Simmons},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={14-22}
}
OBJECTIVE Bloodstream infection (BSI) rates are used as comparative clinical performance indicators; however, variations in definitions and data-collection approaches make it difficult to compare and interpret rates. To determine the extent to which variation in indicator specifications affected infection rates and hospital performance rankings, we compared… CONTINUE READING