Eighteen months of "matching Michigan" at a UK neonatal intensive care unit

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 May;32(5):565-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182868389.


Our "Matching Michigan" program has 3 focuses for identifying and reducing nosocomial infection. First, practical training to optimize infection control; second, root cause analysis of blood-culture positives; and third, feedback and use of results to develop new guidelines. Our infection rates are comparable with adult units. Interventions have reduced coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections whereas other infection rates have reduced relative to increased activity.

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization, Central Venous / statistics & numerical data
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Feedback
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / organization & administration*
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / standards
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / statistics & numerical data
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology