The epic project: developing national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections. Phase I: Guidelines for preventing hospital-acquired infections. Department of Health (England).

@article{Pratt2001TheEP,
  title={The epic project: developing national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections. Phase I: Guidelines for preventing hospital-acquired infections. Department of Health (England).},
  author={Robert J Pratt and Carol Pellowe and Heather P Loveday and Nicky Robinson and George W. Smith and Spencer C. H. Barrett and Peter Davey and Paul Harper and Clive Loveday and Catriona McDougall and Anne B Mulhall and Sue Privett and Charles Smales and Leon Taylor and Barbara Weller and Mark R. Wilcox},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 Suppl},
  pages={S3-82}
}
In 1998, the Department of Health (England) commissioned the first phase of national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections. These focused on developing a set of standard principles for preventing infections in hospitals together with guidelines for preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAI) associated with the use of short-term indwelling ureteral catheters in acute care and with central venous catheters in acute care. These guidelines are systematically… CONTINUE READING
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