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

  Middle income countries (14 countries) High income countries (27 countries)
N = 836 N = 2414
Agree strongly/agree Disagree/disagree strongly Agree strongly/agree Disagree/disagree strongly
%a SEb %a SEb %a SEb %a SEb
To what extent do you agree with the following comments
 If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it 81 2.0 3 0.7 80 1.5 9 0.8
 Monitoring of CLABSI related measures stimulates quality improvement 96 2.0 1 0.3 91 1.5 1 0.7
 These data can be used against me 21 1.0 55 1.0 24 0.8 52 1.4
 CLABSI-related data in my ICU (if any) are reliable 74 2.0 2 0.2 68 1.5 6 0.6
 I am willing to implement, or support, a CLABSI data collection system 92 2.0 1 0.1 88 1.5 1 0.1
 Clinical diagnosis of CLABSI is difficult: this makes measurement systems unreliable 40 1.9 24 1.0 27 1.2 44 1.4
 There is a difference between a definition of CLABSI for reporting, and a diagnosis of CLABSI for treatment 54 2.1 12 0.4 47 1.4 23 1.1
  1. aAbsolute numbers are not reported because percentages are weighted estimates
  2. bStandard Error