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Table 4 CLABSI prevention: measurements by income category, as reported by ICU doctors and nurses in 2015

From: Poor adherence to guidelines for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI): results of a worldwide survey

Measurements Middle income countries (14 countries) High income countries (27 countries)
N = 836 N = 2414
%a SEb %a SEb
Measurement of compliance to recommendations at least one a year
 Central line insertion 72 2.0 66 1.5
 Daily assessment of a need for a central line 72 2.0 59 1.5
 Disinfection practices when accessing the central line 73 2.0 59 1.5
 Hand hygiene 81 2.1 73 1.5
“In my ICU, there is a written definition of CLABSI for data collection”
 Yes 78 1.7 70 1.2
“In my ICU, we count and record, routinely…” (% saying “yes”)
 CLABSI 73 1.8 81 0.9
 Days since last CLABSI 39 2.0 57 1.4
Respondents reporting data (%)- for part or all of 2015
 CLABSI Rate (either per central-line days, or per patient-days) 16 1.5 26 1.4
“Clinical staff in my ICU is aware of CLABSI-related data, and their trends” (% agree strongly/agree) 76 2.0 67 1.4
  1. aAbsolute numbers are not reported because percentages are weighted estimates
  2. bStandard Error