Source Citation

Koeman M, van der Ven AJ, Hak E, et al. Oral decontamination with chlorhexidine reduces the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006;173:1348-55.

Clinical Impact Ratings

Infectious Disease: 5 out of 7

Critical Care: 6 out of 7

Pulmonology: 6 out of 7


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