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Ranji SR, Shetty K, Posley KA, et al. Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies (Vol. 6: Prevention of Healthcare–Associated Infections). Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2007 Jan. (Technical Reviews, No. 9.6.)

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Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies (Vol. 6: Prevention of Healthcare–Associated Infections).

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List of Acronyms/Abbreviations

Acronym/AbbreviationMeaning
ARIMAAutoregressive integrated moving-average
CAUTICatheter-associated urinary tract infection
CABGCoronary artery bypass graft
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CLABSICatheter line-associated blood stream infection
CPOEComputerized physician order entry
CVCCentral venous catheter
DVTDeep vein thrombosis
EPOCCochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care
ICUIntensive care unit
IHIInstitute for
ITSInterrupted time series
HAIHealthcare-associated infection
HICPACHealthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
JCAHOJoint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
LCBILaboratory Confirmed Bloodstream Infection
MICUMedical intensive care unit
NNISNational Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System
NSIPPNational Surgical Infection Prevention Project
QIQuality improvement
RCPRespiratory care practitioners
SBTSimple before-after
SCIPSurgical Care Improvement Project
SENICStudy of the Effectiveness of Nosocomial Infection Control
SICUSurgical intensive care unit
SSISurgical site infection
VAPVentilator-associated pneumonia

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