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Am J Infect Control. 2016 Aug 1;44(8):944-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.009. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Dialysis Event Surveillance Report: National Healthcare Safety Network data summary, January 2007 through April 2011.

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1
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Electronic address: ppatel@cdc.gov.
2
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Abstract

A total of 24,092 adverse events in hemodialysis outpatients during January 2007 through April 2011 were reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network. Of 2,656 bloodstream infections, 67.3% were in patients with central venous catheters. For all events, rates associated with central venous catheters were higher than for other vascular access types.

KEYWORDS:

Catheter-related infections; Infection control; Patient safety; Public health surveillance

PMID:
27040568
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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