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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Central line-associated bloodstream infection in ICU patients.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-20b.

Tables

2.5 Central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients, United States, 1998 - 2000.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System.

Denominator

The number of central line days among intensive care unit patients of participating hospitals.

Numerator

Number of hospital-onset central line-associated bloodstream infections among intensive care unit patients.

Comments

The baseline 1998 point estimate represents an aggregate of data from all types of ICUs from 1995 - 1998.

Data may not be representative of all U.S. hospitals. For each year of data collection, not all participating hospitals are represented.

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