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Author Notes:

Correspondence: R. Gaynes, rpg1@cdc.gov

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Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • REPORTING NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS
  • SURGICAL WOUND-INFECTION
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • DISCHARGE
  • SYSTEM
  • RISK
  • CARE

Feeding back surveillance data to prevent hospital-acquired infections

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Journal Title:

Emerging Infectious Disease

Volume:

Volume 7, Number 2

Publisher:

, Pages 295-298

Type of Work:

Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

We describe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance system. Elements of the system critical for successful reduction of nosocomial infection rates include voluntary participation and confidentiality; standard definitions and protocols; identification of populations at high risk; site-specific, risk-adjusted infection rates comparable across institutions; adequate numbers of trained infection control professionals; dissemination of data to health-care providers; and a link between monitored rates and prevention efforts.

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Articles from Emerging Infectious Diseases are provided here courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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