First name
Margaret
Middle name
M
Last name
Gilman

Title

Present or absent on admission: Results of changes in National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance definitions.

Year of Publication

2015

Number of Pages

1128-30

Date Published

2015 Oct 1

ISSN Number

1527-3296

Abstract

<p>In January 2013, the National Healthcare Safety Network definition of "present on admission" was created. Using existing surveillance data from 2013, we identified health care-associated infections (HAIs) that met prior present on admission criteria but not the new definition. We identified a number of infections classified as HAI despite evidence that infection was clinically present on admission. These findings have important implications for states with mandatory HAI reporting using National Healthcare Safety Network definitions.</p>

DOI

10.1016/j.ajic.2015.05.023

Alternate Title

Am J Infect Control

PMID

26129843

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