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Eighteen Months of “Matching Michigan” at a UK Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Montgomery-Taylor, Sarah BA*; Emery, Faith MB BS; Anthony, Mark PhD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: May 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - p 565–567
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182868389
Brief Reports

Our “Matching Michigan” program has 3 focuses for identifying and reducing nosocomial infection. First, practical training to optimize infection control; second, root cause analysis of blood-culture positives; and third, feedback and use of results to develop new guidelines. Our infection rates are comparable with adult units. Interventions have reduced coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections whereas other infection rates have reduced relative to increased activity.

From the *Oxford University Medical School and Neonatal Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Accepted for publication 07, 2013.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: Sarah Montgomery-Taylor, BA, Oxford University Medical School, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK. E-mail:

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.