Collignon, Peter; Dreimanis, Dianne E; Beckingham, Wendy D; Roberts, Jan L; Gardner, Anne
Objective: To evaluate a hospital-wide surveillance and intervention program introduced to reduce the incidence of bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by intravascular (IV) catheters. Design, setting and participants: Prospective surveillance of all inpatients and outpatient attendees with positive blood cultures (both hospital-onset and community-onset) at a 500-bed tertiary referral hospital from 1998 to 2005. Interventions: Prompt review of all positive blood cultures with identification of...[Show more]
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