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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Apollo Hospitals Health Care Quality

What does it mean?

Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a lung infection that happens in individuals who are on breathing machines or on ventilators in hospitals. VAP, as such, typically affects critically sick individuals who are in an  intensive care unit (ICU). VAP is a significant source of increased illness and death. This indicator measures the number of Ventilator associated pneumonias happening in the ICU per 1000 ventilator days.

What does it indicate?

The lower the rate of infection, especially in critical care areas implies stringent protocols and infection control practices as well as quicker recovery for the patient.

Name of Parameter Bench Mark Reference 2023-2024
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) 0.9 National Healthcare Safety Network 2012 0.52 per 1000 ventilator days

* References chosen for the benchmark of each indicator, are the best of class for that respective indicator
** All values audited and validated by the Apollo Clinical Audit Team

UPDATED ON 14/05/2024

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