Impact of International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Strategy on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in the Intensive Care Units of 15 Developing Countries


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ROSENTHAL V. D. , MAKI D. G. , RODRIGUES C., ALVAREZ-MORENO C., Leblebicioglu H., SOBREYRA-OROPEZA M., ...More

INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.31, no.12, pp.1264-1272, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1086/657140
  • Journal Name: INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1264-1272
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND. The International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) was established in 15 developing countries to reduce infection rates in resource-limited hospitals by focusing on education and feedback of outcome surveillance (infection rates) and process surveillance (adherence to infection control measures). We report a time-sequence analysis of the effectiveness of this approach in reducing rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and associated deaths in 86 intensive care units with a minimum of 6-month INICC membership.