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Essentials of Public Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Toolkit


Description

This toolkit was created to assist States and health care facilities facing legislative mandates to publicly report health care-associated infections by providing guidance on components necessary for a meaningful reporting system. It details recommended steps, including the identification or creation of a responsible agency at the State level, personnel for data collection and quality improvement, strategies to prevent unintended consequences of public reporting, and recommended outcome measures.


Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.apic.org/Resource_/TinyMceFileManager/Advocacy-PDFs/06_107498_Essentials_Tool_Kit.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Funding Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 02/2007
  • Original Summary: 02/2007
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Last updated: January 30, 2013.