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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):740-3. doi: 10.1086/670989. Epub 2013 May 22.

Achieving and sustaining ventilator-associated pneumonia-free time among intensive care units (ICUs): evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative.

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Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

Our retrospective analysis of the Michigan Keystone intensive care unit (ICU) collaborative demonstrated that adult ICUs could achieve and sustain a zero rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) for a considerable number of ventilator and calendar months. Moreover, the results highlight the importance of adjustment for ventilator-days before comparing VAP-free time among ICUs.

PMID:
23739079
DOI:
10.1086/670989
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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