P-NICE Study to Assess Infection Control Processes

May 10, 2010

The Prevention of Nosocomial Infections and Cost Effectiveness (P-NICE) research project will “address the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of infection control staffing levels and intensity of infection control interventions” and will “examine the long term outcomes attributable to healthcare associated infections (HAI).”

The endeavor is a qualitative research study aimed at infection prevention, surveillance, and control in hospitals.  The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of infection control processes on specific device associated and organisms HAI rates in United States’ ICU units.  The study will also assess the impact of state mandatory reporting laws on infection control processes and HAI rates.

The study is funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

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