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Central Line-Associated
Bloodstream Infections

Central line-associated bloodstream infection is a type of infection that is associated with having a catheter inserted in a major vein, usually for the delivery of medications, nutrition or fluids. Bloodstream infections are often serious enough to cause a longer hospital stay or even death. These can be prevented through proper management of the central lines and the removal of these lines when they are no longer needed.

A 95 percent confidence interval for the infection ratio is calculated to assess whether the difference between the observed number of infections is significantly different from the expected number of infections. Learn more about how this is calculated.

Rush's central line-associated bloodstream infection rates

Surgical intensive care unit central line-associated bloodstream infections

The standardized infection ratio is a summary measure used to compare the central line-associated bloodstream infection experience among one or more groups of patients to a standard population. Similar to how mortality observed to expected is calculated, the standardized infection ratio is the observed number of infections divided by the expected number of infections.

A 95 percent confidence interval for the infection ratio is calculated to assess whether the difference between the observed number of infections is significantly different from the expected number of infections. Learn more about how this is calculated.

The lower the ratio on this measure, the better. For this measure, Rush scores better than expected.

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Medical intensive care unit central line-associated bloodstream infections rate

The standardized infection ratio is a summary measure used to compare the central line-associated bloodstream infection experience among one or more groups of patients to a standard population. Similar to how mortality observed to expected is calculated, the standardized infection ratio is the observed number of infections divided by the expected number of infections.

A 95 percent confidence interval for the infection ratio is calculated to assess whether the difference between the observed number of infections is significantly different from the expected number of infections. Learn more about how this is calculated.

The lower the ratio on this measure, the better. For this measure, Rush scores as expected.


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