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A Successful Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Reduction Bundle at a Singapore Hospital

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 October 2015

Dale Fisher*
Affiliation:
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore Division of Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Long Pang
Affiliation:
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Sharon Salmon
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing Administration, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Raymond T.P. Lin
Affiliation:
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Cathrine Teo
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing Administration, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Paul Tambyah
Affiliation:
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore Division of Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Roland Jureen
Affiliation:
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Alex R. Cook
Affiliation:
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
Jonathan A. Otter
Affiliation:
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.
*
Address correspondence to Professor Dale Fisher, NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Level 10, Singapore, Singapore 119228 (mdcfda@nus.edu.sg).

Abstract

We report a reduction in the vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) rate from a peak of 1.5 cases per 1,000 admissions (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.0−2.1) in August 2012 to 0.5 per 1,000 admissions (95% CI: 0.3−1.0) by January 2015, associated with a bundle of interventions.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;37(1):107–109

Type
Concise Communications
Copyright
© 2015 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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