Title: Use of semiautomatic treatment advice to improve compliance with Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines for treatment of intravascular catheter-related infection: a before-after study
Authors: Rijnders, Bart J A ×
Vandecasteele, Stefaan J
Van Wijngaerden, Eric
De Munter, Paul
Peetermans, Willy #
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Series Title: Clinical Infectious Diseases vol:37 issue:7 pages:980-3
Abstract: In a large university hospital, the rate of noncompliance with the Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines for treatment of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) was 44% during 52 consecutively observed episodes of CRBSI. To decrease noncompliance, the physicians who provided care to the next 46 patients with CRBSI received standardized treatment advice by electronic mail. This simple and not labor-intensive intervention decreased guideline noncompliance from 44% to 15% (P<.01).
ISSN: 1058-4838
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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