Achieving and Sustaining Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia-Free Time among Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative.

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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

Abstract
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]

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