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Strategies to enhance adoption of ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention interventions: a systematic literature review.

Goutier JM, Holzmueller CG, Edwards KC, et al. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2014;35:998-1005.

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is one of the most common health care–associated infections in intensive care unit patients. This systematic review identifies several strategies, including standardization of care processes, performing regular data audits, and providing feedback, that can enhance adoption of evidence-based preventive strategies.