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Preventability of hospital onset bacteremia and fungemia: A pilot study of a potential healthcare-associated infection outcome measure

  • Raymund B. Dantes (a1) (a2), Clare Rock (a3), Aaron M. Milstone (a4), Jesse T. Jacob (a5), Sheri Chernetsky-Tejedor (a1), Anthony D. Harris (a6) and Surbhi Leekha (a6)...


Hospital-onset bacteremia and fungemia (HOB), a potential measure of healthcare-associated infections, was evaluated in a pilot study among 60 patients across 3 hospitals. Two-thirds of all HOB events and half of nonskin commensal HOB events were judged as potentially preventable. Follow-up studies are needed to further develop this measure.


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Author for correspondence: Raymund B. Dantes, Email:


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