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Public policies on healthcare-associated infections: a Brazil and UK case study

Padoveze, Maria Clara; Melo, Sara; Bishop, Simon; Poveda, Vanessa De Brito; Fortaleza, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco

Authors

Maria Clara Padoveze

Sara Melo

Simon Bishop

Vanessa De Brito Poveda

Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza



Abstract

To summarize the historical events and drivers underlying public policy for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in Brazil and in the United Kingdom. In doing so, the article aims to identify lessons and recommendations for future development of public policy. The analysis is based on a historical overview of national healthcare-associated infections programs taken from previously published sources. Findings highlight how the development of healthcare-associated infections prevention and control policies followed similar trajectories in Brazil and the United Kingdom. This can be conceptualized around four sequential phases: Formation, Consolidation, Standardization, and Monitoring and Evaluation. However, while we identified similar phases of development in Brazil and the United Kingdom, it can be seen that the former entered each stage around 20 years after the latter.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 20, 2017
Journal Revista de Saúde Pública
Electronic ISSN 1518-8787
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
APA6 Citation Padoveze, M. C., Melo, S., Bishop, S., Poveda, V. D. B., & Fortaleza, C. M. C. B. (2017). Public policies on healthcare-associated infections: a Brazil and UK case study. Revista de Saúde Pública, 51, https://doi.org/10.11606/S1518-8787.2017051000315
DOI https://doi.org/10.11606/S1518-8787.2017051000315
Keywords cross infection, public policies, healthcare-associated infections, infection control, programs
Publisher URL http://www.revistas.usp.br/rsp/article/view/141565
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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