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Diehl A, Yang T, Speck K
AHRQ Author: Battles J
Evaluating the accuracy of sampling strategies for estimation of compliance rate for ventilator-associated pneumonia process measures.
The researchers evaluated the accuracy of sampling strategies to estimate monthly compliance rates with ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention measures. They concluded that sampling process measures intermittently rather than continually can yield accurate estimates of process measure performance rates.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 290201000027I; 29032002T.
Citation: Diehl A, Yang T, Speck K . Evaluating the accuracy of sampling strategies for estimation of compliance rate for ventilator-associated pneumonia process measures. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 Sep;37(9):1037-43. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.136.
Keywords: Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Pneumonia, Quality Improvement, Quality Measures