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Preventing device-associated infections in US hospitals: national surveys from 2005 to 2013.

Krein SL, Fowler KE, Ratz D, et al. Preventing device-associated infections in US hospitals: national surveys from 2005 to 2013. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24(6):385-92. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003870.

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June 3, 2015
Krein SL, Fowler KE, Ratz D, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24:385-92.

This national survey found that use of recommended practices for preventing health care–associated infections increased significantly between 2005 and 2013. Other studies indicate that the incidence of certain hospital-acquired infections has decreased over time.

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Krein SL, Fowler KE, Ratz D, et al. Preventing device-associated infections in US hospitals: national surveys from 2005 to 2013. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24(6):385-92. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003870.