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Improving Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Infections With Multiple Interventions: Putting Science and Data to the Test

Michael Lutarewych , MD, Sandra P. Morgan , RN, MS, CNRN and Melanie Hall , RN, BS, CIC
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 6 (June 2004), pp. 517-519
DOI: 10.1086/502433
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502433
Page Count: 7
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Improving Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Infections With Multiple Interventions: Putting Science and Data to the Test
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Abstract

ABSTRACT In 2001, 7.58% of our coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients developed surgical‐site infection (SSI) as compared with 3.57% in National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System hospitals from January 1992 to June 2001. Seven new preventive measures were implemented and in 2002, the rate was 3.47%. Implementing evidence‐based measures improved patient outcomes.

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