After adjusting for differences in intensive care unit types, the risk of CLABSI in GCC hospitals was 146% higher than NHSN hospitals but 33% lower than INICC hospitals” Balkhy et al (2017).
The objective of this study was to compare central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with those of the U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) using pooled data from 6 hospitals in 3 GCC countries. The overall CLABSI rate was 3.1 per 1,000 central line days. After adjusting for differences in intensive care unit types, the risk of CLABSI in GCC hospitals was 146% higher than NHSN hospitals but 33% lower than INICC hospitals.
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Balkhy, H.H., El-Saed, A., Al-Abri, S.S., Alsalman, J., Alansari, H., AL Maskari, Z., El Gammal, A., Al Nasser, W., AlJardani, A. and Althaqafi, A. (2017) Rates of central line–associated bloodstream infection in tertiary care hospitals in 3 Arabian gulf countries: 6-year surveillance study. American Journal of Infection Control. March 18th. [epub ahead of print].
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