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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Intensive care unit patients—ventilator-associated pneumonia

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-20c.


2.24 Ventilator-associated pneumonia among adult ICU patients, United States, 1998-2003.

Data Source

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


Number of ventilator days among intensive care unit patients.


Number of hospital-acquired ventilator-associated pneumonia infections among intensive care unit patients.


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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Infants weighing 1,000g or less at birth in intensive care--ventilator-associated pneumonia. Intensive care unit patients--catheter-associated urinary tract infection.


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