The order of ward rounds influences nosocomial infection. A 2-year study in gastroenterologic surgery patients

  title={The order of ward rounds influences nosocomial infection. A 2-year study in gastroenterologic surgery patients},
  author={Junichi Yoshida and Syoji Kuroki and Kohei Akazawa and Kazuo Chijiiwa and Kouichi Takemori and Motomichi Torisu and Masao Tanaka},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
We studied the effect of the order of ward rounds on nosocomial infection in gastroenterologic surgery patients. The subjects were patients with gastrointestinal diseases admitted between September 1992 and August 1994. During the 1st year, the round proceeded indiscriminately among recovery rooms and rooms with stable patients and isolated patients with methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In the subsequent year, the round started in the recovery rooms and moved into the general… CONTINUE READING
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