Adoption of evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infections after orthopaedic surgery

Source:  BMJ Quality and Safety, 2014, [published online first:10 November 2014] ,

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Date of publication:  10 November 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: The U.S. Institute for Health Improvement has been leading the Project JOINTS initiative to improve the uptake of three evidence-based surgical-site-infection reduction practices in hip and knee replacements. This article concludes that greater adherence to quality improvement (QI) methods and active hospital engagement in a QI campaign, facilitate adoption of evidence-based patient safety bundles in orthopaedic surgery.

.Length of publication:  10 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  NHS Improvement Projects

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