Affordable Access

Publisher Website

The impact of surveys on hospital infection

Authors
Journal
Journal of Hospital Infection
0195-6701
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
30
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0195-6701(95)90047-0
Keywords
  • Keynote Lecture Number 4
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The major impact of surveys of hospital infection has been the improvement in the quality of infection control programmes. The earlier surveys became an incentive to others to find out their infection rates and risk factors for infection. Surveys are now more sophisticated in design and the surveillance methods more refined, but they have had little impact on the rates of infection. Without doubt, the greatest improvements have been made by carrying out targeted surveillance with interpretive feedback to clinical staff. This has led to the use of guidelines for good practice and measures of outcome. This strategy has been shown to decrease infection rates, decrease the need for antibiotics therapy, alleviate morbidity and save on hospital costs.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

The impact of surveys on hospital infection.

on Journal of Hospital Infection June 1995

Measurement of the costs of hospital infection by...

on Journal of Hospital Infection Jan 01, 1991

Measurement of the costs of hospital infection by...

on Journal of Hospital Infection June 1991

Repeated multi-centre prevalence surveys of hospit...

on Journal of Hospital Infection Jan 01, 1999
More articles like this..