Interobserver variability in ventilator-associated pneumonia surveillance.

@article{Klompas2010InterobserverVI,
  title={Interobserver variability in ventilator-associated pneumonia surveillance.},
  author={Michael Klompas},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={237-9}
}
Three infection control personnel and 1 physician independently evaluated 50 ventilated patients for ventilator-associated pneumonia through retrospective chart reviews. The infection control reviewers used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria; the physician used clinical judgment. Infection control personnel labelled between 11 and 20 patients with VAP (kappa = 0.40). The physician diagnosed 7 cases. Interobserver variability in the assessment of ventilator-associated pneumonia… CONTINUE READING

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