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Fragmented management, hospital contract cleaning and infection control

Davies, Steve 2010. Fragmented management, hospital contract cleaning and infection control. Policy & Politics 38 (3) , pp. 445-463. 10.1332/030557310X488493

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Hospital infection control has become a key issue in the UK health service. Much of the discussion has revolved around whether there is a connection between the quality of environmental cleanliness within hospitals and the incidence of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). It has also raised questions about the impact of contract cleaning and of competitive tendering more generally. This article makes the case for a connection between contract cleaning, the standard of cleanliness and the incidence of HCAIs by focusing on the effect of the fragmentation of the ward team.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Outsourcing; Contracting Out; Hospital Cleaning; Infection Control
Publisher: Policy Press
ISSN: 0305-5736
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:16

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