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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Infants weighing 1,000 g or less at birth in intensive care—ventilator-associated pneumonia

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-20e.


2.25 Ventilator-associated pneumonia in infants weighing less than 1,000 grams at birth in intensive care, United States, 1998-2003.

Data Source

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


Number of ventilator days among infants with a birth weight of 1,000 grams or less.


Number of hospital-acquired ventilator-associated pneumonia infections among infants with a birth weight of 1,000 grams or less.


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

Postoperative venous thromboembolic events. Intensive care unit patients—ventilator-associated pneumonia.


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