A user assessment of a smaller hospital surveillance program

Noleen J. Bennett, Ann L. Bull, David R. Dunt, Jane Motley, Philip L. Russo, Denis W. Spelman, Michael J. Richards

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Forty-five infection control nurses responded to a survey that assessed a smaller hospital (<100 acute care beds) surveillance program. Most respondents (96.6%) agreed that participation in the program was useful. Only a few program elements that need further development were identified. Approximately half (52.3%) of the respondents agreed that the surveillance reports were easy to understand. The most frequent (72.9%) use of these reports was to present information to accreditation organizations. Approximately half (46.2% and 50%, respectively) of the respondents disagreed that the Web-based education package or the workplace visits by "educators" were useful. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

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