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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
THEME ISSUE
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Prevention is Primary

Impact of Hospital Care on Incidence of Bloodstream Infection: The Evaluation of Processes and Indicators in Infection Control Study

Stephen B. Kritchevsky*Comments to Author , Barbara I. Braun†, Edward S. Wong‡, Steven L. Solomon§, Lynn Steele§, Cheryl Richards†, Bryan P. Simmons¶*, and the EPIC Study Group
Author affiliations: *University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; †Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, USA; ‡McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center and Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, USA; §Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶Methodist Health Systems, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Table

Hospitals participating in the Evaluation of Processes and Indicators in Infection Control (EPIC)

Characteristic No. %
Major teaching hospital 33 61.1
NNIS participant 18 33.3
Location
United States
International 40
14 74.0
26.0
ICU selected
Medical
Surgical
Medical/surgical
Other 12
4
34
4 22.2
7.4
63.0
7.4
Study ICU bed size
1-9
10-14
15-19
>20 12
24
8
10 22.2
44.4
14.8
18.5

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¹Barbara I. Braun, Cheryl Richards, David Mitchell, Linda Matrician, Sandi Baus, Nina Mazzola, Robert Grisnak, Michael F. Parry, Diane Baranowsky, Merceditas S. Villanueva, Alice M. Stankus, Barbara Russell, Richard J. Duma, Jacquelyn Wolff, G. Merill Shore, Francis J.G. Liu, Mary J.K. Kim, Sharon Welbel, Mary Wisniewski, Stuart Johnson, Catherine O'Neill, Anna K. Huang, Ruth Carrico, Malkanthie I. McCormick, Kathryn Zink, Janice Piazza, Jacqueline Berry, Robert L. Pinsky, Jean Maurice, Terri Bethea, Christopher J. Sullivan, Barbara Bor, Joseph R. Thurn, James W. Lederer, Diann Allred, Jeffrey Engel, Sue Barnett, Peg Janasie, Martin Topiel, Carol Ward, Christine Filippone, Brian S. Koll, Prity L. Vaidya, Elizabeth DeHaan, Chatrchai Watanakunakorn, Mary Kundus, James E. Bross, Mary Dahlmann, Paul M. Newell, Ann Schlimm, Debra A. Runyan, Vicky Lieb, Joan Kies, Leonard Mermel, Steve Parent, Lynn Cromer, Bryan Simmons, Kelley Melton, Pam Falk, Gregory Bond, Jane M. Lane, Jacqueline P. Butler, Bonnie Greene, Edward Wong, Katharine Bryson, Mario Javier DeLuca, Cresio Romeu Pareira, Claudia Vallone Silva, Juan Menares, Jerome Robert, Stefan Weber, Marena Carlo, Kenji Kono, Najwa A. Khuri-Bulos, Chik Hyun Pai, ETM Smyth, Carol Jarvis, Ziad A. Memish, Marjeta Skerl, Antoni Trilla, Didier Pittet

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