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Alèrtes informatiques et qualité des soins: application à la surveillance des infections hospitalières

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Safran, E.
Thurler, G.
Schulthess, P.
Rebouillat, L.
Lagana, M.
Berney, J. P.
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Published in Revue médicale de la Suisse romande. 1994, vol. 114, no. 11, p. 1035-1043
Abstract The Centre Informatique of Geneva University Hospital is developing, in the environment of its hospital information system, DIOGENE, a computerized alert system for surveillance of hospital infections. This hospital information system is based on an open distributed architecture and a relational database system, and covers many medical applications. This environment allows the development of alerts useful for detecting patients at risk. The alerts offer to clinicians a mean to control their efficacy in patient care. They are a new application of telematics for surveillance in clinical epidemiology, and are a tool for quality assurance. Two examples of alerts established for hospital infection control activities are presented. The first alert systematically detects all cases of patients colonized by or infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The second alert helps to organize prospective surveillance of bloodstream infections in order to identify some risk factors for infection and propose preventive measures.
Keywords Cost of IllnessCross Infection/economics/ epidemiology/prevention & controlHospital Information SystemsHumansRisk FactorsSentinel SurveillanceSwitzerland
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PMID: 7801025
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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SAFRAN, E. et al. Alèrtes informatiques et qualité des soins: application à la surveillance des infections hospitalières. In: Revue médicale de la Suisse romande, 1994, vol. 114, n° 11, p. 1035-1043. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9450

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