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HBOK 1-031

Title A Statistical Approach to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections
Author(s) Shreyas S. Limaye, Christina M. Mastrangelo, Danielle M. Zerr, and Howard Jeffries
Source Quality Engineering
Topic Performance Measurement

Data Analysis

Performance Improvement

Abstract Development of an effective means to control hospital-associated infections remains a major concern to the healthcare industry. Although statistical process control techniques have been used to monitor these infections, no effort has been made to systematically understand their spread. A methodology is presented to model the spread of infections in a pediatric intensive care unit and to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention efforts. The approach integrates simulation and risk analysis techniques with SPC methodologies.
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