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Health care–associated infections surveillance in an intensive care unit of a university hospital in China, 2010-2014: Findings of International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium

Published:August 25, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.07.023
      Using a standardized methodology by the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System, a continuous health care–associated infections (HAIs) surveillance was conducted in our mixed intensive care unit at a Chinese teaching hospital. During the study period (2010-2014), 4,013 patients were hospitalized for 32,924 bed days and acquired 427 HAIs (482 HAI events), with an overall rate of 10.64% and 14.640 HAIs per 1,000 bed days. Ventilator-associated pneumonia was the most common device-associated health care–acquired infection, with an incidence rate of 19.561 per 1,000 mechanical ventilator days.

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