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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;34(8):847-9. doi: 10.1086/671269. Epub 2013 Jun 27.

Is the use of antimicrobial devices to prevent infection correlated across different healthcare-associated infections? Results from a national survey.

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Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. saint@med.umich.edu

Abstract

Antimicrobial devices are often used to prevent nosocomial infection, despite mixed evidence as to their efficacy. Using a national survey, we found that a hospital's use of an antimicrobial device to prevent one type of infection was associated with a higher likelihood that a similar device would be used to prevent a different infection.

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23838229
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PMC3749782
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10.1086/671269
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