Nosocomial infection in an intensive-care unit: identification of risk factors.

@article{FernndezCrehuet1997NosocomialII,
  title={Nosocomial infection in an intensive-care unit: identification of risk factors.},
  author={Rafael Fern{\'a}ndez-Crehuet and Carmen D{\'i}az-Molina and Jokin de Irala and Diego Mart{\'i}nez-Concha and I Salcedo-Leal and Josefa Masa-Calles},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={825-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors predictive of nosocomial infection in an intensive-care unit (ICU) and to identify patients with a higher risk of nosocomial infection using a predictive model of nosocomial infection in our ICU. DESIGN Prospective study; daily concurrent surveillance of intensive-care-unit patients. SETTING/PATIENTS All patients admitted for at least 24 hours to the ICU of a tertiary-level hospital from February to November 1994 were followed daily. METHODS Variables… CONTINUE READING