Device-associated nosocomial infection surveillance in neonatal intensive care using specified criteria for neonates.

@article{Gastmeier1998DeviceassociatedNI,
  title={Device-associated nosocomial infection surveillance in neonatal intensive care using specified criteria for neonates.},
  author={Petra Gastmeier and Jan Hentschel and I de Veer and Michael Obladen and Henning R{\"u}den},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1998},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={51-60}
}
Agreement on criteria for defining nosocomial infections is essential when surveillance is intended for quality assurance. The CDC criteria for patients < 12 months old were compared with locally developed criteria for neonates in a 10-month study of nosocomial infections in a Berlin University hospital. Six hundred and seventy-seven neonates were observed prospectively for 11,936 patient days. The overall nosocomial infection incidence rate was 13.2%. Because of the observed strength of… CONTINUE READING

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