Reorganising for Outcomes: Credentialling in Infection Control for Improved Quality Outcomes

Summary

This study will examine the effect of organising infection control services for outcomes. Specifically, it will explore the effect of formal credentialing of infection control practitioners and other staff within a local health district couple with a reorganisation of services within an integrated programmatic approach guided by Donabedian on healthcare-associated infection outcomes and the quality and safety of health care. The study will be conducted within a local health district of New South Wales adopt a observational mixed-methods design. <!--[endif] -->

Supervisor(s)

Professor Ramon Shaban

Research Location

Westmead - Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Program Type

PHD

Synopsis

This study will determine if formal credentialing of infection control practitioners and other staff within a local health district couple with a reorganisation of services within an integrated programmatic approach guided by Donabedian on reduces the incidence of healthcare-associated infection outcomes and is associated with improve health outcomes.

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Keywords

Infection Prevention and Control, Infectious diseases, Models, outcomes, Quality and Safety in Health Care, Credentialling.

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2379