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August 4, 2015

Compliance with infection control guidelines poor; worse in low-income countries

Compliance with infection control guidelines poor; worse in low-income countries

In a recent study, researchers evaluated the Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAT), a method of assessing infection control created by WHO and the U.S. Agency for International Development to identify goals for improving practice and reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs). Six sites completed ICAT modules through the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s ambassador program: Nepal (low income), India (low-middle income), Argentina, Hungary and South Africa (upper-middle income), and Greece (high income).

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