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Table 3 Device-associated bloodstream infections per 1000 patient-days by study group

From: A multimodal intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance in peripheral wards of a tertiary care university centre: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Device Intervention group Control group  
Number of BSIs Mean rate/1000 patient-days (CI95) Number of BSIs Mean rate/1000 patient-days (CI95) IRR (CI95), p-value
All 84 0.71 (0.57, 0.88) 123 1.16 (0.96, 1.38) 0.61 (0.46, 0.81), < 0.01
Peripheral venous catheter 10 0.08 (0.04, 0.16) 11 0.10 (0.05, 0.19) 0.82 (0.34, 1.96), 0.65
Central venous port 20 0.17 (0.10, 0.26) 21 0.20 (0.12, 0.30) 0.86 (0.46, 1.59), 0.62
Central venous catheter 36 0.31 (0.21, 0.42) 75 0.71 (0.56, 0.89) 0.43 (0.29, 0.64), < 0.01
Other 18 0.15 (0.09, 0.24) 16 0.15 (0.09, 0.24) 1.01 (0.51, 2.01), 0.97
  1. Abbreviations: BSIs bloodstream infections, IRR incidence rate ratio, CI95 95% confidence interval