DICON personnel have published over 60 original research articles, editorials or opinion statements in peer-reviewed journals in the past decade. In addition our staff have presented 70 abstracts at national and international meetings during this time span.

Our staff have undertaken investigations and original research on the following topics and problems:

  • The epidemiology, treatment and outcome of bloodstream infections in hospitalized patients
  • The direct and indirect costs associated with healthcare-associated infections and their prevention
  • The epidemiology, outcomes and prevention of surgical site infections
  • Surveillance methods and definitions for healthcare-associated infections
  • The epidemiology, outcome and prevention of healthcare-associated infections due to antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • The role of the environment in the transmission of resistant organisms causing healthcare-associated infections
  • Methods to improve hand hygiene compliance
  • The epidemiology, prevention and outcome of infections occurring after:
    • Cardiac surgery
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Invasive cardiology procedures
    • Spinal surgery