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January 25, 2016

Using a Tracking System to Improve Infection Control and Patient Outcomes

Despite efforts to solve the HAI problem, 3.5 percent to 12 percent of patients are affected each year. HAI are often due to factors such as insufficient application of hygienic practices and hospital protocols. To solve this problem, various organizations and institutions have published recommendations for improving reporting, research, and surveillance systems, advocating for standard precautions, and improving staff education and accountability, as well as other solutions.

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