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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.


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.


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


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


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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