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Previous presentation: Presented at IDWeek 2014 as a poster entitled “The Impact of State Mandated Healthcare-Associated Infection Reporting on Infection Prevention and Control Departments in Acute Care Hospitals: Results From a National Survey.”
Funding/support: This work was supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (R01 NR010107, PI: P.W. Stone) and from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1K08HS024339-01) Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The study sponsor had no role in the design or conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of the data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.