Are we measuring what we intend to measure? Implications for the management of healthcare-acquired infections

M. Aldeyab, M. Scott, G. Conlon-Bingham, A. Nagar, D. Farren, M. Kearney

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LanguageEnglish
Pages206-208
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume92
Issue number2
Early online date9 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • antibiotic agent
  • antibiotic therapy
  • comorbidity
  • drug choice
  • drug use
  • health care policy
  • health care quality
  • health care system
  • health program
  • healthcare associated infection
  • hospital information system
  • hospital patient
  • hospital service
  • human
  • incidence
  • length of stay
  • Letter
  • methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • nonhuman
  • prescription
  • program development
  • quality control procedures
  • cross infection
  • disease transmission
  • drug utilization
  • hand disinfection
  • infection control
  • prevention and control
  • procedures
  • Cross Infection
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious
  • Drug Utilization
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Humans
  • Infection Control

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Aldeyab, M. ; Scott, M. ; Conlon-Bingham, G. ; Nagar, A. ; Farren, D. ; Kearney, M. / Are we measuring what we intend to measure? Implications for the management of healthcare-acquired infections. In: Journal of Hospital Infection. 2015 ; Vol. 92, No. 2. pp. 206-208.
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Are we measuring what we intend to measure? Implications for the management of healthcare-acquired infections. / Aldeyab, M.; Scott, M.; Conlon-Bingham, G.; Nagar, A.; Farren, D.; Kearney, M.

In: Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 92, No. 2, 09.11.2015, p. 206-208.

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