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ASQ Quarterly Quality Report. Milwaukee, WI: American Society of Quality; October 2008.
This report describes strategies for health care institutions to prevent never events, based on results of a 2008 survey of quality professionals.
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Gagliardi AR, Eskicioglu C, McKenzie M, Fenech D, Nathens A, McLeod R. Am J Infect 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.
Sun LH. The Washington Post. October 13, 2016.
Medical devices can contribute to the spread of health care–associated infections. This news article discusses a government report that raises concerns that patients may have been exposed to a deadly bacterial infection related to an essential piece of equipment used in cardiac surgery worldwide. The resulting infection can be difficult to diagnosis as symptoms may remain dormant for months after the initial exposure.