Theme issue shares results of AHRQ's program to reduce health care–associated infections.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35(suppl 3):S1-S141.
Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: Results and Lessons Learned from AHRQ's HAI Program.
Battles JB, Cleeman JI, Kahn KL, Weinberg DA, eds. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35(suppl 3):S1-S141.
Articles in this special issue explore evidence developed from an AHRQ-funded initiative to reduce health care–associated infections (HAIs). Researchers examine epidemiological issues, disparities in HAI rates, quality improvement efforts, assessment tools, and how antibiotic stewardship programs influence HAI prevention and research.
Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-0037-1-EF.
National Healthcare Safety Network.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health economic evaluation of an infection prevention and control program: are quality and patient safety programs worth the investment?
Raschka S, Dempster L, Bryce E. Am J Infect Control. 2013;41:773-777.
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