Hospital reduces bacterial infection rates with e-mail updates

04/29/2014 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Weekly e-mails about cases of drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, which were sent to hospital executives and ICU leaders, helped reduce transmission of the bacteria by 63%, researchers reported in the American Journal of Infection Control. The e-mails included information on surveillance efforts and environmental cultures from surfaces, and a map of infection locations.

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