National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report.
Avery L, Bennett R, Brinsley-Rainisch K, et al. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; January 2015.
This annual analysis explores rates of health care–associated infections reported in the United States. Data from 2013 revealed significant reductions central line–associated bloodstream infections and surgical site infections, while rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections increased, raising awareness of the need for enhanced prevention efforts nationwide.
The effect of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection on in-hospital mortality.
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The interrelationship of isolation precautions and adverse events in an acute care facility.
Spence MR, McQuaid M. Am J Infect Control. 2011;39:154-155.
Impact of a hospital-wide hand hygiene initiative on healthcare-associated infections: results of an interrupted time series.
Kirkland KB, Homa KA, Lasky RA, Ptak JA, Taylor EA, Splaine ME. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:1019-1026.
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Determining a patient's comfort in inquiring about healthcare providers' hand-washing behavior.
Clare CA, Afzal O, Knapp K, Viola D. J Patient Saf. 2013;9:68-74.