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Complications of Mechanical Ventilation — The CDC's New Surveillance Paradigm
NEJM, 2013, 368:1472-1475
The definition of VAP has been problematic due to;
- subjective criteria eg “change in the quality or quantity of sputum production”
- pressure to improve VAP resulting in “surveillance artifact”. Evidence for this includes >50% of nonteaching...
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