Cover: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

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 Feb 1, 2014

by Katherine L. Kahn, Peter Mendel, David P. Baker

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.

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