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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):455-9. doi: 10.1086/675819.

Introduction to "A Compendium of Strategies To Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 updates".

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Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Aug;35(8):1081.

Abstract

Since the publication of "A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals" in 2008, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a national priority. Despite improvements, preventable HAIs continue to occur. The 2014 updates to the Compendium were created to provide acute care hospitals with up-to-date, practical, expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing their HAI prevention efforts. It is the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Surgical Infection Society (SIS).

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24709713
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10.1086/675819
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