Improving environmental hygiene in 27 intensive care units to decrease multidrug-resistant bacterial transmission*

@article{Carling2010ImprovingEH,
  title={Improving environmental hygiene in 27 intensive care units to decrease multidrug-resistant bacterial transmission*},
  author={Philip C Carling and Michael F. Parry and Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha and Brian Dick},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={1054-1059}
}
Objective:To determine the thoroughness of terminal disinfection and cleaning of patient rooms in hospital intensive care units and to assess the value of a structured intervention program to improve the quality of cleaning as a means of reducing environmental transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms within the intensive care unit. Design:Prospective, multicenter, and pre- and postinterventional study. Setting:Intensive care unit rooms in 27 acute care hospitals. Hospitals ranged in size… 

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