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MAX SMART SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL || Chasing Zero Vap – Quality Improvement Initiative to Prevent Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit
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(April 10, 2019)

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most commonly encountered hospital-acquired infections in ICUs. Despite advances in diagnostic and management strategies, VAP is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Studies have shown that VAP has an attributable mortality of 35% & it also predisposes to develop multidrug-resistant infections, increase in antibiotics usage by 40% & Length of ICU stay by 4-7 days. All this adds to overall cost of care for patients especially in India where 86% patients pay out of pocket for health care services

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