Promoting quality through measurement of performance and response: prevention success stories

Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Mar-Apr;7(2):299-301. doi: 10.3201/eid0702.010231.


Successful efforts to prevent health-care acquired infections occur daily in U.S. hospitals. However, few of these "success stories" are presented in the medical literature or discussed at professional meetings. Key components of successful prevention efforts include multidisciplinary teams, appropriate educational interventions, and data dissemination to clinical staff.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • National Health Programs / trends*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / trends*
  • United States