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Was Hospital Move to All Private Rooms Associated With Reductions in Health Care-Related Infections?


Was Hospital Move to All Private Rooms Associated With Reductions in Health Care-Related Infections?

JAMA Internal Medicine

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019

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What The Study Did: A Montreal hospital moved from an older facility with ward-type rooms to a new facility with all private rooms and this analysis examined whether that was associated with reductions in multidrug-resistant organism colonization and health care-associated infections.

Authors: Todd C. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., of McGill University in Montreal, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2798)

Editor’s Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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