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Description:This historic image depicted a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) public health adviser working with two hospital healthcare administrative personnel in a hospital setting, related to a pilot study known as SENIC (Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control), which measured the accuracy of a system, designed by Robert W. Haley, M.D., that detected hospital-acquired infections through the analysis of medical records. SENIC was ultimately used to measure the change of infection rates in a random sample of U.S. hospitals. In this picture the advisor appeared to be describing to the two women the protocols associated with an in-line quality control analysis that compares the duplicate reviews of the same medical records, in order to detect discrepancies.
To this day, the SENIC Project is still is the largest national study ever done by CDC, and it established the scientific basis for the infection control programs that are in every hospital in the western world.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Robert Haley
Creation Date:1977
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Links:American Journal of Epidemiology - "The SENIC Project: Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control (SENIC PROJECT)", Vol. Ill, No. 5, Copyright © 1980, by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Southwestern Medical Center – Faculty Finder: Robert W. Haley, M.D.
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