RE: Preventability of hospital onset bacterermia and fungemia: A pilot study of potential healthcare-associated infection outcome measure, by Dantes et al (2019)
AuthorsCivitarese, Anna M.
Heard, Stephen O.
Lilly, Craig M.
Landry, Karen E.
Ellison, Richard T. III
Walz, J Matthias
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Microbiology and Physiological Systems
Department of Pathology
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Document TypeResponse or Comment
KeywordsBacterial Infections and Mycoses
Health Services Administration
Immunology and Infectious Disease
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AbstractWe read with great interest the article by Dantes et al on the preventability of hospital-onset bacteremias (HOBs) and the use of this metric as a quality outcome measure. In 2017, we also reported a retrospective analysis of the impact of quality improvement efforts on overall intensive care unit (ICU) HOBs over the course of 10 years at an academic medical center, during a period when the institution developed a virtual critical care department that utilized telemedicine technology and concurrently developed, implemented, and iteratively adapted multiple clinical practice guidelines across the ICUs of an academic medical center.
Civitarese AM, Ruggieri E, Walz JM, Mack DA, Heard SO, Mitchell M, Lilly CM, Landry KE, Ellison RT. RE: Preventability of hospital onset bacterermia and fungemia: A pilot study of potential healthcare-associated infection outcome measure, by Dantes et al (2019). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Oct;40(10):1209-1210. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.193. Epub 2019 Jul 25. PMID: 31340877. Link to article on publisher's site