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

State of the Art

Feeding Back Surveillance Data To Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections

Robert GaynesComments to Author , Chesley Richards, Jonathan Edwards, T. Grace Emori, Teresa Horan, Juan Alonso-Echanove, Scott K. Fridkin, Rachel Lawton, Gloria Peavy, James Tolson, and the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System Hospitals
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Decrease in hospital-acquired infection rates, NNIS, 1990-1999

Bloodstream Ventilator-associated Urinary tract
Type of ICU infection ratea (%)  pneumonia rate (%) infection rateb (%)
Coronary 43 42 40
Medical 44 56 46
Surgical 31 38 30
Pediatric 32 26 59

aCentral line associated.
bCatheter associated.

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