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={M. Lin and B. Hota and Y. Khan and K. Woeltje and Tara B Borlawsky and J. Doherty and K. Stevenson and R. Weinstein and W. Trick},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={304 18},
  pages={
          2035-41
        }
}
  • M. Lin, B. Hota, +6 authors W. Trick
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • 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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