Special Supplements to AJIC and ICHE Feature AHRQ-Funded HAI Research
Results from AHRQ-funded projects to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are featured in October special supplements to theAmerican Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Both supplements combined present a total of 34 original articles authored by the researchers who led AHRQ-funded HAI projects primarily from fiscal years 2007 to 2010. AHRQ’s James Cleeman, M.D., and James Battles, Ph.D., as well as two colleagues from AHRQ contractors IMPAQ and RAND, served as guest editors and co-authored the introduction to each supplement. The special supplements are part of a three-year synthesis project to review and aggregate the findings and results of this group of HAI projects, present important results for dissemination to the field and report HAI knowledge gaps identified by project teams. As another part of the synthesis, AHRQ previously published “Advances in the Prevention and Control of HAIs,” a collection of 19 original articles focused on the methods and implementation approaches used by the HAI investigators.