Title

RE: Preventability of hospital onset bacterermia and fungemia: A pilot study of potential healthcare-associated infection outcome measure, by Dantes et al (2019)

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Department of Pathology; Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

Publication Date

2019-10-01

Document Type

Response or Comment

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Epidemiology | Health Services Administration | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease

Abstract

We read with great interest the article by Dantes et al on the preventability of hospital-onset bacteremias (HOBs) and the use of this metric as a quality outcome measure. In 2017, we also reported a retrospective analysis of the impact of quality improvement efforts on overall intensive care unit (ICU) HOBs over the course of 10 years at an academic medical center, during a period when the institution developed a virtual critical care department that utilized telemedicine technology and concurrently developed, implemented, and iteratively adapted multiple clinical practice guidelines across the ICUs of an academic medical center.

DOI of Published Version

10.1017/ice.2019.193

Source

Civitarese AM, Ruggieri E, Walz JM, Mack DA, Heard SO, Mitchell M, Lilly CM, Landry KE, Ellison RT. RE: Preventability of hospital onset bacterermia and fungemia: A pilot study of potential healthcare-associated infection outcome measure, by Dantes et al (2019). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Oct;40(10):1209-1210. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.193. Epub 2019 Jul 25. PMID: 31340877. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Infection control and hospital epidemiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

31340877

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