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Healthcare-Associated Infections

Agency for Health Research and Quality

Agency for Health Research and Quality

Agency for Health Research and Quality

Our vision is that the Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care will function as both a coordinating center and a national resource for people committed to delivering comprehensive, integrated healthcare.

Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in US Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in US Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in US Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

This report uses results from the published medical and economic literature to provide a range of estimates for the annual direct hospital cost of treating healthcare-associated infections in the United States.

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem and the main cause of this problem is misuse of antibiotics. This program works to make sure antibiotics are prescribed only when they are needed and used as they should. The Get Smart program focuses on common illnesses that account for most of the antibiotic prescriptions written for children and adults in doctors’ offices and other outpatient settings.

Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Plans

Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Plans

Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Plans

Prevention plans for other states in the US.

Information for Health Professionals on Injection Safety

Information for Health Professionals on Injection Safety

Information for Health Professionals on Injection Safety

Injection safety, or safe injection practices, is a set of measures taken to perform injections in an optimally safe manner for patients, healthcare personnel, and others.

National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination

National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination

National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination

Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, are infections that people acquire while they are receiving treatment for another condition in a health care setting. HAIs can be acquired anywhere health care is delivered, including inpatient acute care hospitals, outpatient settings such as ambulatory surgical centers and end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. HAIs may be caused by any infectious agent, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, as well as other less common types of pathogens.

Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

You go to the hospital to get well, right? Of course, but did you know that patients can get infections in the hospital while they are being treated for something else? Here are ten things you can do to be a safe patient.