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Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) of Central-Line Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in a University Hospital in a Developing Country, Brazil

  • Jaqueline Abel da Rocha (a1), Fernanda Moreth do Valle (a1), Natalia Chilinque Zambão da Silva (a1), Ana Sheila Duarte Nunes Silva (a1), Suzana dos Santos Vaz (a1), Wildo Navegantes de Araújo (a2) and Ianick Souto Martins (a3)...

Central-line bloodstream infection (CLABSI) increases hospital mortality. A cohort study was conducted in a Brazilian hospital to estimate the disability-adjusted life year (DALY) of CLABSI using modified World Health Organization (WHO) methodology. CLABSI DALY was 20.44 per 1,000 inpatients, most were the result of premature death (20.42 per 1,000 inpatients). DALY can be useful to guide and measure the impact of healthcare infection prevention.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:606–609

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Address correspondence to Jaqueline Abel da Rocha, Rua Marques de Paraná, 303. Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 24033-900, Brazil (
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