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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;36(4):479-81. doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.81.

Risk factors for central-line-associated bloodstream infections: a focus on comorbid conditions.

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1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health,University of Maryland School of Medicine,Baltimore,MD.
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3Baltimore VA Medical Center Geriatrics Research,Education,and Clinical CenterUniversity of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Division of GerontologyandGeriatric Medicine University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore,Maryland.
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2University of Maryland Medical Center,Baltimore,MD.

Abstract

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) risk adjustment methods for central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) only adjust for type of intensive care unit (ICU). This cohort study explored risk factors for CLABSI using 2 comorbidity classification schemes, the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and the Chronic Disease Score (CDS). Our study supports the need for additional research into risk factors for CLABSI, including electronically available comorbid conditions.

PMID:
25782906
PMCID:
PMC4367124
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2014.81
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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