Are we measuring what we intend to measure? Implications for the management of healthcare-acquired infections

M. Aldeyab, M. Scott, G. Conlon-Bingham, A. Nagar, D. Farren, M. Kearney

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Issue number2
Early online date9 Nov 2015
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Nov 2015

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Export Date: 15 September 2018


Correspondence Address: Aldeyab, M.; Pharmacy and Medicines Management Centre, Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Beech House, United Kingdom; email:

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  • antibiotic agent
  • antibiotic therapy
  • comorbidity
  • drug choice
  • drug use
  • health care policy
  • health care quality
  • health care system
  • health program
  • healthcare associated infection
  • hospital information system
  • hospital patient
  • hospital service
  • human
  • incidence
  • length of stay
  • Letter
  • methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • nonhuman
  • prescription
  • program development
  • quality control procedures
  • cross infection
  • disease transmission
  • drug utilization
  • hand disinfection
  • infection control
  • prevention and control
  • procedures
  • Cross Infection
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious
  • Drug Utilization
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Humans
  • Infection Control

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