When it comes to hospital-acquired infections, whether the hospital has implemented best-practice infection control measures, whether it has introduced best practice infection control measures, or whether it will be held vicariously liable for negligent or intentional failures by staff to follow the infection control measures in place, is the determining factor. If a hospital and its administrators fail to develop or implement best practice infection control methods, resulting in patient harm, they may be held directly liable. Patients may be held vicariously liable if hospital employees fail to comply with infection control measures implemented by the hospital during the course and scope of their employment (McQuoid-Mason, 2012).
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Ziedan, Neal, "Healthcare Associated Infections: A Benchmark Study" (2021). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 175.