Infection Control: Corrective Actions Much More Expensive then Proactive Improvement
Here’s a story about a healthcare facility who has agreed to hire an infectious control consultant as part of an agreement to fix problems found by regulators.
What I found interesting is that the original inspection found “11 years of misconduct that led to the contamination of surgical instruments, among other issues.” What this really tells me is that no one was looking at normal day-to-day practices at the center. If there had been a robust audit and observation program, they probably would have been able to do their own internal improvements at much lower cost and without the attendant loss of confidence in their facility.
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