SPIR01 and SPIR02: a two-year 1-day point prevalence multicenter study of infections in intensive care units in Piedmont, Italy.


This study reports the results of a one-day point prevalence study of infections performed in 2001 (SPIR01) and 2002 (SPIR02) in a Regional network of ICUs in Piedmont, Italy. The study aims were to illustrate the overall proportion of infected patients and the rate of ICU-acquired infections. Mortality rate was evaluated three weeks after the study days… (More)

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