Journal Article
Review

Exploring leadership within a systems approach to reduce health care–associated infections: a scoping review of one work system model.

Knobloch MJ, Thomas K, Musuuza J, et al. American journal of infection control. 2019;47:633-637.

Health care–associated infections (HAIs) are a persistent challenge to patient safety. This review found that evidence regarding the role of leadership in implementing the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety framework to HAI reduction was limited. The authors conclude that research is needed to examine how communication and leadership characteristics affect work system approaches to HAI prevention.