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England sets standards to reduce hospital acquired infection

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1392
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Standards designed to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection, including the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, were announced for England this week by the Department of Health.

    Speaking at a conference in London on governance in the NHS, health minister John Denham announced the new standards for NHS hospitals on infection control—part of the wider introduction of 18 new standards for the assessment of the performance across the service. He said: “One of the most important areas covered …

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