Quality of traditional surveillance for public reporting of nosocomial bloodstream infection rates.

@article{Lin2010QualityOT,
  title={Quality of traditional surveillance for public reporting of nosocomial bloodstream infection rates.},
  author={Michael Y. Lin and Bala Hota and Yosef Khan and Keith Woeltje and Tara B Borlawsky and Joshua A. Doherty and Kurt B. Stevenson and Robert A. Weinstein and William E. Trick},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={304 18},
  pages={2035-41}
}
CONTEXT Central line-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) rates, determined by infection preventionists using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance definitions, are increasingly published to compare the quality of patient care delivered by hospitals. However, such comparisons are valid only if surveillance is performed consistently across institutions. OBJECTIVE To assess institutional variation in performance of traditional central line-associated BSI… CONTINUE READING
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