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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Central line-associated bloodstream infection in intensive care unit patients

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-20b.

Table

2.6 Central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients, 1998-2003.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) 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

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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Central line-associated bloodstream infection in infants weighing 1,000 grams or less at birth in intensive care. Foreign body accidentally left in body during procedure (discharge-based) and foreign body accidentally left in body during procedure (area-based).

 

 

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