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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 C, Tanner B, Schmid F, et al. 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 C, Tanner B, Schmid F, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 1
Pages
38-43
URL
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