The usefulness of a conceptual model in the study of the efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

To identify characteristics and activities that should be studied in evaluating the efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs (ISCPs), we developed a conceptual model for use in designing the data collection forms and analytic strategies for the Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control. The model emphasizes the prevention of infection by improving patient-care practices. From information collected during the hospital interview survey, we found substantial gaps between what should be practiced and what is; moreover, hospitals varied substantially in their approaches to improving these practices. The model and these diverse findings suggest ways in which hospitals can improve their ISCPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-780
Number of pages6
JournalReviews of Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1981

Fingerprint

Infection Control
Cross Infection
Patient Care
Interviews
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

Cite this

@article{9420d926188a4d6b99f5a451303ac019,
title = "The usefulness of a conceptual model in the study of the efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs.",
abstract = "To identify characteristics and activities that should be studied in evaluating the efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs (ISCPs), we developed a conceptual model for use in designing the data collection forms and analytic strategies for the Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control. The model emphasizes the prevention of infection by improving patient-care practices. From information collected during the hospital interview survey, we found substantial gaps between what should be practiced and what is; moreover, hospitals varied substantially in their approaches to improving these practices. The model and these diverse findings suggest ways in which hospitals can improve their ISCPs.",
author = "Haley, {R. W.}",
year = "1981",
month = "7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "3",
pages = "775--780",
journal = "Clinical Infectious Diseases",
issn = "1058-4838",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The usefulness of a conceptual model in the study of the efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs.

AU - Haley, R. W.

PY - 1981/7

Y1 - 1981/7

N2 - To identify characteristics and activities that should be studied in evaluating the efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs (ISCPs), we developed a conceptual model for use in designing the data collection forms and analytic strategies for the Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control. The model emphasizes the prevention of infection by improving patient-care practices. From information collected during the hospital interview survey, we found substantial gaps between what should be practiced and what is; moreover, hospitals varied substantially in their approaches to improving these practices. The model and these diverse findings suggest ways in which hospitals can improve their ISCPs.

AB - To identify characteristics and activities that should be studied in evaluating the efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs (ISCPs), we developed a conceptual model for use in designing the data collection forms and analytic strategies for the Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control. The model emphasizes the prevention of infection by improving patient-care practices. From information collected during the hospital interview survey, we found substantial gaps between what should be practiced and what is; moreover, hospitals varied substantially in their approaches to improving these practices. The model and these diverse findings suggest ways in which hospitals can improve their ISCPs.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0019593116&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0019593116&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 3

SP - 775

EP - 780

JO - Clinical Infectious Diseases

JF - Clinical Infectious Diseases

SN - 1058-4838

IS - 4

ER -