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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections
State of the Art

Health-Care Quality Promotion through Infection Prevention: Beyond 2000

Julie Louise GerberdingComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Perspectives on health-care quality

Perspective Infection control Continuous quality improvement Patient safety
Focus Adverse health events Indicators Errors, near misses
Determinants Risk factors Patient mix Root cause
Human factors
Monitoring Surveillance, response Performance measurement, improvement Reporting, learning
Goal Prevention Performance improvement System improvement
Key professionals Health-care epidemiologists, infection control professionals Quality managers, accreditation officials Systems engineers, health-care purchasers, consumers

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