Infection, vol.41, no.2, pp.447-56, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium, Health care acquired infection, Ventilator associated pneumonia, Developing countries, Adult intensive care unit, Multidimensional approach, DEVICE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS, PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK, SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT, DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES, CONTROL PROGRAM, HAND HYGIENE, RATES, HOSPITALS, MORTALITY
Purpose To evaluate the impact of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) multidimensional approach on the reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in adult patients hospitalized in 11 intensive care units (ICUs), from 10 hospitals, members of the INICC, in 10 cities of Turkey.