The costs associated with nosocomial bloodstream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Slonim2001TheCA,
  title={The costs associated with nosocomial bloodstream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Anthony D. Slonim and Heather C. Kurtines and Bruce M. Sprague and Nalini Singh},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={170-174}
}
OBJECTIVE: To assess the operational and subsidiary costs and length of stay (LOS) attributable to nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI) in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN: Matched case-control study. SETTING: Sixteen bed PICU in a 250-bed tertiary-care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: Cases with BSI were prospectively identified from PICU patients who developed a nosocomial BSI from August 1996 to July 1998. Controls were PICU patients who were matched for age, severity of… CONTINUE READING

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