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Table 3 Quality indicators for central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI): indicators not recommended for implementation

From: Development of quality indicators and data assessment strategies for the prevention of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI)

No Indicator
4 Indication for applying a tunnelled catheter
5 Indication for applying a venous port
11 Removing CVC after taking blood cultures
12 CRBSI rate – conventional CVC
13 CRBSI rate – tunnelled catheter
14 CRBSI rate – venous port
15 CRBSI rate (according to ICD-10-GM) – venous port and tunnelled CVC
17 CRBSI rate in hemato-oncology units
18 CRBSI rate in non-ICU settings
  1. CVC central venous line, CRBSI central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections