Lack of Comprehensive Outbreak Detection in Hospitals.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Apr;37(4):466-8
Authors: Baker MA, Huang SS, Letourneau AR, Kaganov RE, Peeples JR, Drees M, Platt R, Yokoe DS
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. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;37(4):466-468.
PMID: 26996060 [PubMed - in process]