Lack of Comprehensive Outbreak Detection in Hospitals.

Timely identification of outbreaks of hospital-associated infections is needed to implement control measures and minimize impact. Survey results from 33 hospitals indicated that most hospitals lacked a formal cluster definition and all targeted a very limited group of prespecified pathogens. Standardized, statistically based outbreak detection could greatly improve current practice.

Investigators
Abbreviation
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Publication Date
2016-04-01
Volume
37
Issue
4
Page Numbers
466-8
Pubmed ID
26996060
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Full Title
Lack of Comprehensive Outbreak Detection in Hospitals.
Authors
Baker MA, Huang SS, Letourneau AR, Kaganov RE, Peeples JR, Drees M, Platt R, Yokoe DS