Using quality improvement to address hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance

In weak health systems, the risk for hospital-acquired infections and, consequently, developing antimicrobial resistance is especially high. Addressing these issues requires healthcare processes that include not only infection prevention, surveillance and response, but ensure quality in care delivery.

This article discusses the importance of quality improvement to address hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By focusing on improving the quality of care through increased adherence to guidelines and evidence-based best practices, quality improvement plays a role increasing the prevention and surveillance of infection outbreaks, while increasing ability of healthcare systems to respond to and build resilience to outbreaks through changes in their care delivery processes.

Read the full article in AMR Control.


See also: ASSIST is pleased to have contributed these other articles to this edition of AMR Control:

Report Author(s): 
Leighann Kimble, M. Rashad Massoud, and James Heiby
ASSIST publication: 
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