Electronic documentation of central venous catheter-days: validation is essential.

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BACKGROUND Measurement of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates outside of intensive care units is challenged by the difficulty in reliably determining central venous catheter (CVC) use. The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) allows for use of electronic data for determination of CVC-days, but validation of electronic data has… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/671736

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