Vital signs: central line-associated blood stream infections--United States, 2001, 2008, and 2009.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Mar 4;60(8):243-8
Health-care-associated infections (HAIs) affect 5% of patients hospitalized in the United States each year. Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) are important and deadly HAIs, with reported mortality of 12%-25%. This report provides national estimates of the number of CLABSIs among patients in intensive-care units (ICUs), inpatient wards, and outpatient hemodialysis facilities in 2008 and 2009 and compares ICU estimates with 2001 data.
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