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Journal Article

Identifying opportunities for quality improvement in surgical site infection prevention.

Gagliardi AR, Eskicioglu C, McKenzie M, et al. American journal of infection control. 2009;37:398-402.

This study conducted interviews with surgical division heads and managers of quality improvement and infection control at seven hospitals to highlight thematic strategies for preventing surgical site infections. The authors advocate for a combination of educational initiatives, performance data, explicit accountabilities that trigger action, and engaged champions to succeed in the team-oriented effort.