Preventing hospital infection should be different
04 March 2014
The Health Care Inspectorate (in Dutch IGZ) is trying to reduce antibiotic resistance in hospitals in the wrong way. Professor Marc Bonten of the Julius Center, along with colleagues from different hospitals, writes this in the Dutch Journal of Medicine. The medical microbiologists think that the IGZ focuses on process indicators and forgets relevant and available outcome indicators.
In a study the IGZ has concluded that Dutch hospitals do not comply live up to the guidelines for the containment of resistant pathogens. The Inspectorate has therefore announced increased supervision.
Read the full article on the website of the UMC Utrecht. (in Dutch)