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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Jul;37(7):863-6. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.22. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

Sustained Infection Reduction in Outpatient Hemodialysis Centers Participating in a Collaborative Bloodstream Infection Prevention Effort.

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1Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,Georgia.
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2University of Vermont Medical Center,Burlington,Vermont.
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3Altru Health System,Grand Forks,North Dakota.
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4Mercy Dialysis Center,Clinton,Iowa.
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5AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center,Atlantic City,New Jersey.
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6Upper Peninsula Health System-Portage Dialysis,Hancock,Michigan.
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7Independent Dialysis Foundation,Baltimore,Maryland.

Abstract

Among dialysis facilities participating in a bloodstream infection (BSI) prevention collaborative, access-related BSI incidence rate improvements observed immediately following implementation of a bundle of BSI prevention interventions were sustained for up to 4 years. Overall, BSI incidence remained unchanged from baseline in the current analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:863-866.

PMID:
26868605
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2016.22
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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