Managing the Outcome of Infection: Nosocomial Infection Initiative

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Abstract

Outcomes management provides a mechanism to foster development of patient-driven services through revision of practice and measurement of outcomes. This article shares an outcome initiative that focused on reducing the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia in a hospital setting, Strategies used such as a case-control study, risk tool development and protocol implementation are discussed. Both process and outcome data are provided to demonstrate the positive impact of the initiative.

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