This month, we look at some of the latest research on critical care infections, including a study that reveals how a US intervention led to widespread reductions in hospital bloodstream infections that have been maintained for a decade.
In less positive news, another study reveals that patients who survive sepsis face an increased risk of dying in the following two years.
We also bring you research on the impact of the flow of patients and staff around the hospital, including findings that patients who move hospital beds three or more times are at a much greater risk of experiencing adverse events than others.
In our profile, we meet Kristina Weeks, an Australian-American Health Policy Fellow who is currently working with the Clinical Excellence Commission, and who is on a mission to get the best evidence to the bedside of every patient.
The HARC partners are currently undertaking a strategic review of the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration, which will likely result in some future changes to the monthly HARC e-Bulletin.
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