Lessons Learned and Future Directions
The National Response for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections
Published in: Medical Care, v. 52, no. 2, suppl. 1, Feb. 2014, p. S97-S100
Posted on RAND.org on February 01, 2014
In this special issue, we have described results from the IMPAQ-RAND team's formal longitudinal evaluation of HHS's National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-associated Infections and have discussed efforts to address healthcare–associated infections (HAIs) at the state, regional, and local levels. In this final article, we take a step back to consider briefly the overall impact of the Action Plan and to describe some possible future directions for addressing HAIs.