Sustained Infection Reduction in Outpatient Hemodialysis Centers Participating in a Collaborative Bloodstream Infection Prevention Effort

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Jul;37(7):863-6. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.22. Epub 2016 Feb 12.


Among dialysis facilities participating in a bloodstream infection (BSI) prevention collaborative, access-related BSI incidence rate improvements observed immediately following implementation of a bundle of BSI prevention interventions were sustained for up to 4 years. Overall, BSI incidence remained unchanged from baseline in the current analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:863-866.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / methods
  • Ambulatory Care / statistics & numerical data
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Patient Care Bundles
  • Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*
  • Renal Dialysis / methods
  • Sepsis / epidemiology
  • Sepsis / prevention & control*