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Classification of bloodstream infections in patients recently discharged from acute-care facilities: Hospital acquired or healthcare-associated community onset?

  • Riad Khatib (a1), Mamta Sharma (a1) (a2), Mohamad G. Fakih (a1), Kathleen M. Riederer (a3) and Leonard B. Johnson (a1)...

Abstract

Laboratory-identified bloodstream infections (LAB-ID BSIs) in recently discharged patients are likely to be classified as healthcare-associated community-onset (HCA-CO) infections, even though they may represent hospital-onset (HO) infections. A review of LAB-ID BSIs among patients discharged within 14 days revealed that 109 of 756 cases (14.4%) were HO infections. The BSI risk being misclassified as HCA CO may underestimate the hospital infection risk.

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Address for correspondence: Riad Khatib, MD, Email:riad.khatib@ascension.org.

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: This study was presented in part at IDWEEK on October 3–7, 2018, in San Francisco California.

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Classification of bloodstream infections in patients recently discharged from acute-care facilities: Hospital acquired or healthcare-associated community onset?

  • Riad Khatib (a1), Mamta Sharma (a1) (a2), Mohamad G. Fakih (a1), Kathleen M. Riederer (a3) and Leonard B. Johnson (a1)...

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