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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Dec 10:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.329. [Epub ahead of print]

Accuracy and reliability of electronic versus CDC surveillance criteria for non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia.

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1
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
2
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

Nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP) is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections, but most hospitals do not track it. We created a pilot electronic definition for NV-HAP and compared its accuracy to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria. Kappa values for the electronic definition and CDC criteria versus "true" pneumonia were similar: 0.40 and 0.47, respectively.

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31818337
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2019.329

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