HHS' Fight Against HAIs Shows Measurable Improvement

The U.S. government's National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination is having successful results, according to a 14-paper supplement to the February issue of the journal Medical Care.

The success of the program is through continuity and alignment, and is a good model for other large-scale improvement projects, according to one of the articles. In particular, alignment of federal, regional and state-level has improved the model, according to another article.

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The articles in the series address the effectiveness of the program as well as room for improvement, the nature of the healthcare system, care coordination, big data surveillance and compliance with the plan on multiple organizational levels.

To read the article abstracts and learn more about individual areas of success and growth for the National Action Plan, please visit Medical Care's website.

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