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Is the Use of Antimicrobial Devices to Prevent Infection Correlated across Different Healthcare-Associated Infections? Results from a National Survey

  • Sanjay Saint (a1) (a2) (a3), M. Todd Greene (a2) (a3), Laura Damschroder (a1) and Sarah L. Krein (a1) (a2) (a3)
Abstract

Antimicrobial devices are often used to prevent nosocomial infection, despite mixed evidence as to their efficacy. Using a national survey, we found that a hospital's use of an antimicrobial device to prevent one type of infection was associated with a higher likelihood that a similar device would be used to prevent a different infection.

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University of Michigan Medical School, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 16, Room 433W, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800 (saint@med.umich.edu)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
  • URL: /core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology
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