Salud Pública de México
versão impressa ISSN 0036-3634
NAVARRETE-NAVARRO, Susana e RANGEL-FRAUSTO, Sigfrido. The nosocomial infections and the quality of medical care. Salud pública Méx [online]. 1999, vol.41, suppl.1, pp. S64-S68. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36341999000700012.
The main objective of a hospital-acquired infections control program is to decrease the risk of acquisition and the morbidity and costs associated. The organization of a team with technical and humanistic leadership is essential. Every infection control program must also develop strategies that allow: a) identification of the problems, b) to establish the importance of each one, c) to determine their causes, d) to develop solutions and e) the evaluation of the recomended solutions. The development of technical and humanistic habilities by the leader and the members of the team, and the use of the tools mentioned above have produced the only validate and highly effective program of quality improvement in the hospital.
Palavras-chave : cross infection; quality of health care; Mexico.