AHRQ Issues Healthcare Associated Infections Research Protocol

August 8, 2011    |   By: Calevir

“Closing the Gap:   Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections” updates a 2007 AHRQ report, recognizing the “volume and range of activity” in reducing HAIs.   The report expands to healthcare settings other than hospitals, including ambulatory surgery centers; focuses on infections relating to surgical sites, and the use of central lines, catheters, and ventilators; discussing the link between quality improvement strategies and reduction of HAIs.

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“Closing the Gap: Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections” updates a 2007 AHRQ report, recognizing the “volume and range of activity” in reducing HAIs. The report expands to healthcare settings other than hospitals, including ambulatory surgery centers; focuses on infections relating to surgical sites, and the use of central lines, catheters, and ventilators; discussing the link between quality improvement strategies and reduction of HAIs.

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