Exploring implementation of infection prevention programmes: a qualitative perspective

Lisa Hall1

1 School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 4059, L11.hall@qut.edu.au


Prevention of healthcare associated infections in hospitals is dependent on successful implementation of infection control programmes.  Although having adequate staffing levels is vital, other factors also come into play.  Over the past twenty years a number of research groups have examined what influences this process.  Many of these studies have employed qualitative methods to examine the nuances of culture, context and facilitation that underpin implementation.  Due to the challenges in synthesising qualitative data, a systematic review of this evidence has not been undertaken.  This presentation will provide an update of a qualitative systematic review underway to provide much needed guidance in this important area.

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