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      Development of a clinical data warehouse for hospital infection control.

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          Existing data stored in a hospital's transactional servers have enormous potential to improve performance measurement and health care quality. Accessing, organizing, and using these data to support research and quality improvement projects are evolving challenges for hospital systems. The authors report development of a clinical data warehouse that they created by importing data from the information systems of three affiliated public hospitals. They describe their methodology; difficulties encountered; responses from administrators, computer specialists, and clinicians; and the steps taken to capture and store patient-level data. The authors provide examples of their use of the clinical data warehouse to monitor antimicrobial resistance, to measure antimicrobial use, to detect hospital-acquired bloodstream infections, to measure the cost of infections, and to detect antimicrobial prescribing errors. In addition, they estimate the amount of time and money saved and the increased precision achieved through the practical application of the data warehouse.

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          Journal
          J Am Med Inform Assoc
          Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA
          Elsevier BV
          1067-5027
          1067-5027
          June 17 2003
          : 10
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] MSN, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cook County Hospital, 1901 West Harrison Street, Suite 124 Durand, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. wise@aol.com
          Article
          M1299
          10.1197/jamia.M1299
          212782
          12807807
          c134597e-9a02-476d-8a31-8f84b51e08ba
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