Corporate Compliance

Tip: Create a strong infection control program

Compliance Monitor, June 15, 2005

An effective infection control program is a critical component of patient safety and quality care. Although it is generally not a revenue producing program, the payoff for its effectiveness can be great and may include the following:

  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Decreased patient length of stay and corresponding costs
  • Compliance with national recommendations and standards of practice, resulting in improved quality of care and defense against litigation
  • Compliance with regulations and accreditation standards
  • Enhanced teamwork and collaboration between departments

You can find this tip and others in the HCPro publication, Infection Control Compliance Guide: Understanding the JCAHO's Standards. For more information about this book or to order, call our customer service department at 800/650-6787 or click here.

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