1. CLABSI: The Scope of the Problem and Risk Factors for development
An estimated 30,100 CLABSIs occur in U.S. intensive care units each year with up to 250,000 occurring across care settings. Patient mortality rates associated with CLABSI range from 12 to 25 percent, and the cost ranges from $3,700 to $36,000 per episode. During this session a review of the magnitude of the problem, the risk factors for development, as well as how CLABSI’s fit into the current reimbursement structure, are outlined.