Population-based assessment of intensive care unit-acquired bloodstream infections in adults: Incidence, risk factors, and associated mortality rate.

@article{Laupland2002PopulationbasedAO,
  title={Population-based assessment of intensive care unit-acquired bloodstream infections in adults: Incidence, risk factors, and associated mortality rate.},
  author={Kevin B Laupland and David A. Zygun and Herbert D Davies and Deirdre Leigh Church and Thomas J. Louie and Christopher James Doig},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={2462-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Nosocomial bloodstream infections have been extensively investigated, but relatively few studies have specifically evaluated the epidemiology of intensive care unit-acquired bloodstream infections. The study objective was to define the incidence, risk factors, microbiology, and clinical outcomes of intensive care unit-acquired bloodstream infections. DESIGN Population-based prospective cohort. SETTING Multidisciplinary intensive care units. PATIENTS All Calgary Health Region… CONTINUE READING
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