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Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is defined as the presence of bacteremia originating from an intravenous catheter.

CRBSI fact sheet:

  • Accounts for 10~20% of in-hospital acquired infections

  • Mortality rate:~35%

  • Increased medical expense: $4k-39K per case, 2-10bn annually in US

  • Not reimbursable by Medicare & Medicaid

  • Developing countries: Infection rate is 2-10 times higher

  • Most CRBSI originates from skin infection around the insertion site

                                                                                     Dr. Maki,Intensive Care Medicine. 30(1):62-67, Jan 2004











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