In the Netherlands the quality of health care is supervised by the Health Care Inspectorate. Since 2013 the Health Care Inspectorate has been specifically checking hospital practices for reducing transmission of highly resistant microorganisms. Its mode of operation, using process indicators, has been criticised. Here, it is proposed that this quality control be based on relevant outcome parameters of infection prevention strategies. This would also maximise transparency regarding the occurrence of infections caused by highly resistant microorganisms in Dutch hospitals.
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Bonten, M., Friedrich, A., Kluytmans, J., Vandenbroucke-Grauls, C., Voss, A., & Vos, M. (2015). Preventie van infecties met bijzonder resistente micro-organismen: Maximale transparantie op basis van uitkomstindicatoren. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (Vol. 159). Retrieved from