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Jeeva RR, Wright D. Med Care. 2014;52(2 suppl 1):S4-S8.
Jeeva RR ; Wright D.Healthcare-associated infections: a national patient safety problem and the coordinated response. Med Care. 2014; 52(2 suppl 1): S4-S8
This commentary describes the development of a national effort to reduce health care–associated infections and reviews experiences from state, regional, and national interventions implemented over the past 5 years as part of this initiative.
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety.
Impact of a national multimodal intervention to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection in the ICU: the Spanish experience.
Palomar M, Alvarez-Lerma F, Riera A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2013;41:2364-2372.
Status of the implementation of the World Health Organization multimodal hand hygiene strategy in United States of America health care facilities.
Allegranzi B, Conway L, Larson E, Pittet D. Am J Infect Control. 2014;42:224-230.
Does health care role and experience influence perception of safety culture related to preventing infections?
Braun BI, Harris AD, Richards CL, et al. Am J Infect Control. 2013;41:638-641.
As she lay dying: how I fought to stop medical errors from killing my mom.
Welch JR. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:2817-2820.
Moving beyond readmission penalties: creating an ideal process to improve transitional care.
Burke RE, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis EE, Schnipper JL. J Hosp Med. 2013;8:102-109.
Meeting the Joint Commission's 2013 National Patient Safety Goals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2012. ISBN: 9781599407555.
The Patient Safety Initiative at America’s Public Hospitals: The Year One Overview.
Research Brief. Washington, DC: National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems; January 2011.
Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2010.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2010.
Announcing 2009 Leapfrog top hospitals.
Washington, DC: Leapfrog Group; December 4, 2009.
African Partnerships for Patient Safety.
Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Patient Safety, World Health Organization.
Strategies to enhance adoption of ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention interventions: a systematic literature review.
Goutier JM, Holzmueller CG, Edwards KC, Klompas M, Speck K, Berenholtz SM. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35:998-1005.
Banning the handshake from the health care setting.
Sklansky M, Nadkarni N, Ramirez-Avila L. JAMA. 2014;311:2477-2478.
Taking National Action to Prevent and Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections.
Med Care. 2014;52:i-ii,S1-S100.
Engineering a fail-safe health system.
Sloane T. Hosp Health Networks. October 2013;87:34-38.
Why hospitals want patients to ask doctors, 'Have you washed your hands?'
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 30, 2013.
A perinatal care quality and safety initiative: are there financial rewards for improved quality?
Kozhimannil KB, Sommerness SA, Rauk P, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:339-348.
Top 10 ways to improve patient safety now.
O'Reilly KB. American Medical News. April 15, 2013.
Inpatient fall prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review.
Miake-Lye IM, Hempel S, Ganz DA, Shekelle PG. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(5 Pt 2):390-396.
Infusing fun into quality and safety initiatives.
Foulk KC, Tocydlowski P, Snow TM, et al. Nursing. 2012;42:14-16.
Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: a Global Challenge, a Global Perspective.
The Joint Commission. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; May 2012.
Eradicating central line–associated bloodstream infections statewide: the Hawaii experience.
Lin DM, Weeks K, Bauer L, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27:124-129.
IBEAS: A Pioneer Study on Patient Safety in Latin America: Towards Safer Hospital Care.
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2011.
Financial incentives to promote health care quality: the hospital acquired conditions nonpayment policy.
Kavanagh KT. Soc Work Public Health. 2011;26:524-541.
Safer Hospital Care: Strategies for Continuous Innovation.
Raheja D. New York, NY: Productivity Press; 2011. ISBN: 9781439821022.
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