(Press-News.org) About The Study: The results of this study of 8,269 pediatric patients show disparities in central line–associated bloodstream infection rates for Black patients and patients who speak a language other than English that persisted after adjusting for known risk factors, suggesting that systemic racism and bias may play a role in inequitable hospital care for hospital-acquired infections. Stratifying outcomes to assess for disparities prior to quality improvement efforts may inform targeted interventions to improve equity.
Authors: Caitlin L. McGrath, M.D., of the University of Washington in Seattle, is the corresponding author.
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Racial, ethnic, and language disparities in identifying and mitigating central line–associated bloodstream infections
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