Ventilator-Associated Events (VAE): An Attempt to Step Out of the Mire

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Hospital-based infection surveillance experts nationwide participated in a survey to access the level of agreement in diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia by evaluating six identical case studies. The level of agreement between participants was poor.


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