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Survey of Infection Control Programs in a Large National Healthcare System

  • Thomas R. Talbot (a1) (a2), Sheri Chernetsky Tejedor (a3), Robert A. Greevy (a4) (a5), Hayley Burgess (a6), Mark V. Williams (a3) (a7), Jayant K. Deshpande (a8) (a9), Patsy McFadden (a10), Matthew B. Weinger (a8) (a11), Jane Englebright (a6), Robert S. Dittus (a1) (a5) and Theodore Speroff (a1) (a5)...

Abstract

In light of consumers' and regulators' increasing focus on infection prevention, infection control practices and resources were surveyed at 134 hospitals owned by the Hospital Corporation of America. Infection control practices and resources varied substantially among hospitals, and many facilities reported difficulty acquiring the data they needed to report infection rates.

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A-2200 Medical Center North, 1161 21st Avenue S, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 (tom.talbot@vanderbilt.edu)

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Survey of Infection Control Programs in a Large National Healthcare System

  • Thomas R. Talbot (a1) (a2), Sheri Chernetsky Tejedor (a3), Robert A. Greevy (a4) (a5), Hayley Burgess (a6), Mark V. Williams (a3) (a7), Jayant K. Deshpande (a8) (a9), Patsy McFadden (a10), Matthew B. Weinger (a8) (a11), Jane Englebright (a6), Robert S. Dittus (a1) (a5) and Theodore Speroff (a1) (a5)...

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