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TSJ Elliott, PA Lambert
British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 70, Iss. 10, 14 Oct 2009, pp 552 - 553

The NHS has prioritized the prevention of health-care-associated infections and these strategies are meeting with success. In 2008 meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections had fallen by 57% compared to the baseline from 2003-4 when targets were set (UK Government, 2008; Health Protection Agency, 2009). This has been achieved through a range of initiatives from a greater focus on hand hygiene to implementation of the Saving Lives high-impact interventions. While this multi-faceted approach is resulting in decreased numbers of infections, are there any further initiatives we should consider?

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