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A structured framework for improving outbreak investigation audits

Dalton, Craig; Merritt, Tony D; Durrheim, David N; Munnoch, Sally; Kirk, Martyn


BACKGROUND: Outbreak investigation is a core function of public health agencies. Suboptimal outbreak investigation endangers both public health and agency reputations. While audits of clinical medical and nursing practice are conducted as part of continuous quality improvement, public health agencies rarely make systematic use of structured audits to ensure best practice for outbreak responses, and there is limited guidance or policy to guide outbreak audit. METHODS: A framework for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-12-18
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-472


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