Guideline compliance in intensive care units

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Intravenous literature: Gurses, A.P., Xioa, Y. and Seidl, K. (2011) Impact of systems ambiguity on guideline compliance in intensive care units. BMC Proceedings, 5(Suppl 6):O48

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Health care associated infections (HAI) in intensive care units (ICU) can be significantly reduced or eliminated by increasing care providers’ compliance with evidence- based guidelines. Using a human factors and systems engineering approach, we conducted a qualitative study to identify the underlying causes of non-compliance with evidence-based guidelines for preventing four types of HAI in ICUs.

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