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Intensity of Vascular Catheter Use in Critical Care: Impact on Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates and Association with Severity of Illness

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Kimberlee S. Fong
Affiliation:
Medicine Institute, Department of Infectious Disease at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Mary Banks
Affiliation:
Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio The Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Rebekah Benish
Affiliation:
The Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Cynthia Fatica
Affiliation:
Quality and Patient Safety Institute, Department of Infection Prevention at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Melissa Triche
Affiliation:
Quality and Patient Safety Institute, Department of Infection Prevention at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Nehemiah Smith
Affiliation:
Anesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Butler
Affiliation:
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Steven M. Gordon
Affiliation:
Medicine Institute, Department of Infectious Disease at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Thomas G. Fraser*
Affiliation:
Medicine Institute, Department of Infectious Disease at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Quality and Patient Safety Institute, Department of Infection Prevention at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
*
9500 Euclid Ave, Department of Infectious Disease G-21, Cleveland, OH 44195 (frasert@ccf.org)

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2012

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