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Hosp Health Netw. 2005 May;79(5):44-6, 48-50, 2.

Reporting infections. Mandatory vs. voluntary debate heats up as states enact legislation.

Abstract

As more states mandate the reporting of health care-acquired infections and CMS spearheads a voluntary reporting initiative, hospitals ask: Is a patchwork of state regulations better than a nationwide mandatory or voluntary system? And when does all of this lead to "analysis paralysis," hindering hospitals' performance-improvement efforts?

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