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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 May;36(5):597-600. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.23. Epub 2015 Feb 10.

Infection prevention and control practices in children's hospitals.

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1Department of Pediatrics,Children's Hospital,Los Angeles,California.
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2Department of Quality Improvement,Children's Hospital,Los Angeles,California.
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3Department of Pediatrics,Mercy Children's Hospital,Kansas City,Missouri.
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4Department of Pediatrics,Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
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5Department of Pediatrics,University of Utah,Salt Lake City,Utah.
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6Department of Pediatrics,Boston Children's Hospital,Massachusetts.

Abstract

We surveyed hospital epidemiologists at 28 Children's Hospital Association member hospitals regarding their infection prevention and control programs. We found substantial variability between children's hospitals in both the structure and the practice of these programs. Research and the development of evidence-based guidelines addressing infection prevention in pediatrics are needed.

PMID:
25666492
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.23
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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