Automated surveillance of infections would benefit patients and hospitals

March 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2007, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p70
Trade Publication
The article highlights the result of a survey on automated surveillance of infections in U.S. hospitals. Automated surveillance of infections would better protect hospital patients from nosocomial infections, according to a survey released in February by the Premier Inc. health care alliance. Only 13 percent of the responding hospitals utilize automated surveillance. Respondents cited timeliness of data as their main concern with manual surveillance methods.


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