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Nature of Human Error: Implications for Surgical Practice

Alfred Cuschieri Ann Surg. 2006 November; 244(5): 642–648. doi: 10.1097/01.sla.0000243601.36582.18. PMCID: 1856596

Evidence-based model for hand transmission during patient care and the role of improved practices

Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Sax H, Dharan S, Pessoa-Silva CL, Donaldson L, Boyce JM Lancet Infect Dis. 2006 Oct;6(10):641-52.

Guideline for the management of nosocomial infections in South Africa

Brink A, Feldman C, Duse A, Gopalan D, Grolman D, Mer M, Naicker S, Paget G, Perovic O, Richards G; South African Thoracic society (SATS). S Afr Med J. 2006 Jul;96(7 Pt 2):642-52.

The Use of Tissue Models for Vascular Access Training: Phase I of the Procedural Patient Safety Initiative

Mark J Ault, Bradley T Rosen, and Brian Ault, J Gen Intern Med. 2006 May; 21(5): 514–517. (doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2006.00440.x. PMCID: 1484799)

Improving patient safety: resource availability and application for reducing the incidence of healthcare-associated infection

Christenson M, Hitt JA, Abbott G, Septimus EJ, Iversen N. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Mar;27(3):245-51. Epub 2006 Mar 6.

Challenging the world: patient safety and health care-associated infection

Pittet D, Donaldson L. Int J Qual Health Care. 2006 Feb;18(1):4-8. Epub 2006 Jan 5

Promotion of handwashing as a measure of quality of care and prevention of hospital- acquired infections in Eritrea: The Keren study

Rigbe Samuel, Astier M Almedom, Giotom Hagos, Stephanie Albin, and Alice Mutungi, Afr Health Sci. 2005 March; 5(1): 4–13. PMCID: 1831903

Isolation of patients in single rooms or cohorts to reduce spread of MRSA in intensive-care units: prospective two-centre study

Cepeda JA, Whitehouse T, Cooper B, Hails J, Jones K, Kwaku F, Taylor L, Hayman S, Cookson B, Shaw S, Kibbler C, Singer M, Bellingan G, Wilson AP.
Lancet. 2005 Jan 22;365(9456):295-304. PMID: 15664224 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Controlling meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, aka "Superbug"

Huskins WC, Goldmann DA.
Lancet. 2005 Jan 22;365(9456):273-5. No abstract available.
PMID: 15664204 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Unnecessary deaths: The human and financial costs of hospital infections

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