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Hospital Infections: Legislation in Latin America
Comparative legislation study on the prevention, surveillance, and control of hospital (nosocomial) infections in Latin America, with the goal of analyzing trends and evaluating the current status of health surveillance systems. This page contains a summary and access to the full text in Spanish. This book is a collaborative effort of two PAHO technical units, Health Policies and Systems and Communicable Diseases.(31/Dec/2007)
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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety
This resolution from the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference in 2007 sets forth the PAHO mandate for providing effective, safe, efficient, accessible, appropriate, and satisfactory care for users, recognizing that policies are needed in the health sector that will impact the health care continuum, foster citizen involvement, and promote a culture of quality and safety in health care institution.(3/Oct/2007)
In English       CSP27.R10  
en español     CSP27.R10  
en Français    CSP27.R10  
em Português CSP27.R10  

Final Report: Institutional Response to Diabetes and Its Complications (IRDC): An Evaluation of the Quality of Diabetes Care
Diabetes care and education are among the most important aspects in the fight against diabetes. Improvement in diabetes control is linked to better quality of life and survival. The aim of this PAHO-DOTA study was to assess the quality of care for people with diabetes mellitus (DM) in four outpatient clinics in The Bahamas, one specialized clinic in Jamaica, and two hospitals in Saint Lucia. This page offers a summary and access to the full-text report, including data tables.(10/Oct/2004)
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Proyecto VIDA: Presentaciones de la 3era Sesión de Aprendizaje (SA3) (Xalapan, Veracruz, México, 13-15 abril 2004)
Estas 11 presentaciones en PowerPoint abordan las actividades del proyecto con relación al control metabólico, al seguimiento nutricional y a los cuidados de los pies, al incluir los resultados obtenidos por los centros de salud en el Período de Acción 2 cuando se logró una mayor participación de los pacientes, seguido por grupos de trabajo de evaluación.(15/Apr/2004)
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Bridging Distances in Women's Preventive Services and Concerns: Improving Quality and Communication
This page contains an abstract of a conference paper, the central purpose of which was to provide a comprehensive framework for understanding women’s perceptions regarding cervical cancer, and particularly towards early detection.(10/Jul/2001)
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