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Table 5 Attitudes towards the implementation of a measurement system of infections in ICUs

From: Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: an international online survey

  Weighted estimates for Europe (respondents from 16 countries with >=10 replies) Other respondants (66 countries)
N=1281 N=449
Agree strongly/ agree Disagree/ disagree strongly Agree strongly/ agree Disagree/ disagree strongly
% 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI     
To what extent do you agree with the following comments
If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it 83 80 85 11 9 13 84 80 87 11 8 14
Monitoring of VAP related measures stimulates quality improvement 93 91 94 2 1 3 97 94 98 1 0 3
VAP-related measures in my ICU (if any) are reliable 54 51 58 12 10 15 66 61 70 8 6 11
I am willing to implement, or support, a VAP data collection system 84 81 86 4 3 6 92 89 94 1 0 3
Clinical diagnosis of VAP is difficult: this makes measurement systems unreliable 46 43 50 32 29 36 43 38 47 36 32 41
There is a difference between a definition of VAP for reporting, and a diagnosis of VAP for treatment 45 42 49 32 28 35 46 41 50 30 26 35
Please indicate what actions would facilitate the implementation of a measurement system of infections in ICUs
Timely feed-back of data at ICU level 92 90 94 1 1 2 96 93 97 0 0 2
Administrative support 88 86 90 2 1 3 95 92 97 1 0 2
Dedicated software / IT resources 91 89 93 2 1 3 92 89 94 0 0 2
Reliable data 95 93 96 1 0 2 96 94 98 0 0 1
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