Validation of the surveillance and reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infection data to a state health department.
Am J Infect Control. 2010 Dec;38(10):832-8
Authors: Backman LA, Melchreit R, Rodriguez R
The primary goal of health care-associated infection reporting is to identify and measure progress towards achieving the irreducible minimum number of infections. Assessing the accuracy of reporting data using independent validation is critical to this goal. In January 2008, all 30 acute care hospitals in Connecticut began mandatory reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system.
PMID: 21093699 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]