Prevention of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections: Looking to the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System for Guidance

Snydman, David R.
June 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2007, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p665
Academic Journal
The author comments on the capability of the hospitals of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections throughout the country. He cited the survey conducted by S. L. Krein and colleagues, which is published within the issue, as an interesting backdrop demonstrating the inadequacy of VA hospitals to use to appropriate quality measures to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections.


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