Second half of theme issue on AHRQ-supported research to prevent HAIs, including QI, stewardship, and CLABSI/CAUTI programs.Am J Infect Control. 2014;42(suppl 10):S189-S296.
From Science to Implementation: AHRQ's Program to Prevent HAIs—Results and Lessons.
Battles JB, Cleeman JI, Kahn KL, Weinberg DA, eds. Am J Infect Control. 2014;42(suppl 10):S189-S296.
This companion issue covers research findings by an AHRQ program to reduce health care–associated infections. Articles discuss antimicrobial stewardship programs, quality improvement assessment strategies, work-system factors that affect hospital-acquired infections, and prevention of central line–associated bloodstream infections as well as catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
National Healthcare Quality Reports.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0002.
Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-0037-1-EF.
As she lay dying: how I fought to stop medical errors from killing my mom.
Welch JR. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:2817-2820.
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Implementing a national program to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a quality improvement collaboration of state hospital associations, academic medical centers, professional societies, and governmental agencies.
Fakih MG, George C, Edson BS, Goeschel CA, Saint S. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013;34:1048-1054.