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Association between implementation of CDC recommendations and ventilator-associated pneumonia at selected US hospitals


BACKGROUND: To assess whether selected recommendations in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Guideline for Prevention of Nosocomial Pneumonia” were being implemented and having an impact on the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) at US hospitals, we surveyed hospitals participating in the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) system.… Read more