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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Apr;28(4):496-9. Epub 2007 Mar 16.

Validation of surveillance in the intensive care unit component of the German nosocomial infections surveillance system.

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Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite-University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany. zuschneidi@rki.de

Abstract

A validation study was performed for the intensive care unit component of the German nosocomial infections surveillance system (Krankenhaus Infektions Surveillance System [KISS]). A total of 286 reported infections and 1,195 medical records with no reported infection from 20 randomly selected KISS intensive care units were reviewed by trained physicians. The mean sensitivity was 66% (median, 81%), and the mean specificity was 99.4% (median, 99.6%).

PMID:
17385161
DOI:
10.1086/512631
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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