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Infection control program reduced hospital-acquired HAIs by > 1/3

A multimodal infection control program reduced the rate of hospital-acquired HAIs by more than 1/3 and improved quality of care and patient outcomes.

Ebnother, Corina, Beate Tanner, Flavia Schmid, Vittoria La Rocca, Ivo Heinzer, and Thomas Bregenzer. Impact of an Infection Control Program on the Prevalence of Nonsocomial Infections at a Tertiary Care Center in Switzerland. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008; 29(1): 38-43. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/524330

Reference

Title
Impact of an Infection Control Program on the Prevalence of Nonsocomial Infections at a Tertiary Care Center in Switzerland
Publication
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Ebnother, Corina, Beate Tanner, Flavia Schmid, Vittoria La Rocca, Ivo Heinzer, and Thomas Bregenzer
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 1
Pages
38-43
URL
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