Journal Article

Quality of traditional surveillance for public reporting of nosocomial bloodstream infection rates.

Lin MY; Hota B; Khan YM; Woeltje KF; Borlawsky TB; Doherty JA; Stevenson KB; Weinstein RA; Trick WE; CDC Prevention Epicenter Program.

Prevention of central line–associated bloodstream infections represents one of the patient safety movement's leading success stories. However, this study raises the concern that the accuracy of traditional methods for detecting these infections may vary considerably between hospitals.