Achieving and Sustaining Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia-Free Time among Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):740-3
Authors: Matar DS, Pham JC, Louis TA, Berenholtz SM
Our retrospective analysis of the Michigan Keystone intensive care unit (ICU) collaborative demonstrated that adult ICUs could achieve and sustain a zero rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) for a considerable number of ventilator and calendar months. Moreover, the results highlight the importance of adjustment for ventilator-days before comparing VAP-free time among ICUs.
PMID: 23739079 [PubMed - in process]