WSJ: Ten Steps to Preventing Infection in Hospitals

October 29, 2009
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A recent article by the Wall Street Journal outlines 10 steps that can help prevent the spread of infection in a hospital. The report notes that, “As many as one in 10 patients hospitalized in the U.S. will come down with an infection—often due to the very care that is supposed to be restoring health.”

The list was created by discussions with doctors, nurses, administrators, and several organizations. It is broken into two different parts: new technologies and basic techniques.

The steps include: robotic assistance, data mining, hand hygiene, and diagnostic tests. To read all of the solutions and for further insight, click here.


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