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- Estimating health care-associated infections and deaths in US hospitals, 2002.Public Health Rep. 2007; 122: 160
- National healthcare safety network (NHSN) report: data summary for 2006 through 2008, issued December 2009.Am J Infect Control. 2009; 37: 783-805
Public Health Law Program in the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. Menu of selected provisions in healthcare-associated infection laws. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/HAI%20Menu-508.pdf. 2012. Accessed January 21, 2013.
National Healthcare Safety Network of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State-based HAI prevention. Updated 2012. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/state-based/index.html. Accessed January 3, 2013.
- Administrative data fail to accurately identify cases of healthcare-associated infection.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006; 27: 332-337
- Administrative coding data, compared with CDC/NHSN criteria, are poor indicators of health care-associated infections.Am J Infect Control. 2008; 36: 155-164
- Administrative databases provide inaccurate data for surveillance of long-term central venous catheter-associated infections.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003; 24: 946-949
- CDC/NHSN surveillance definition of health care-associated infection and criteria for specific types of infections in the acute care setting.Am J Infect Control. 2008; 36: 309-332
- Identification of hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections from medicare claims: sensitivity and positive predictive value.Med Care. 2009; 47: 364
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicare program; changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems for acute care hospitals and fiscal year 2010 rates; and changes to the long term care hospital prospective payment system and rate years 2010 and 2009 rates; final rule, part II. 2009;42 CFR Parts 412, 413, 415, 485, and 489. Available from: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-18663.pdf. Accessed July 13, 2010.
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