Evaluating Epidemiology and Improving Surveillance of Infections Associated with Health Care, United States.

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Evaluating Epidemiology and Improving Surveillance of Infections Associated with Health Care, United States.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;21(9):1537-42

Authors: Magill SS, Dumyati G, Ray SM, Fridkin SK

Abstract
The Healthcare-Associated Infections Community Interface (HAIC), launched in 2009, is the newest major activity of the Emerging Infections Program. The HAIC activity addresses population- and laboratory-based surveillance for Clostridium difficile infections, candidemia, and multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli. Other activities include special projects: the multistate Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use Prevalence Survey and projects that evaluate new approaches for improving surveillance. The HAIC activity has provided information about the epidemiology and adverse health outcomes of health care-associated infections and antimicrobial drug use in the United States and informs efforts to improve patient safety through prevention of these infections.

PMID: 26291035 [PubMed - in process]