The evolving landscape of healthcare-associated infections: recent advances in prevention and a road map for research.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This white paper identifies knowledge gaps and new challenges in healthcare epidemiology research, assesses the progress made toward addressing research priorities, provides the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Committee's recommendations for high-priority research topics, and proposes a road map for making progress toward these goals. It updates the 2010 SHEA Research Committee document, "Charting the Course for the Future of Science in Healthcare Epidemiology: Results of a Survey of the Membership of SHEA," which called for a national approach to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and a prioritized research agenda. This paper highlights recent studies that have advanced our understanding of HAIs, the establishment of the SHEA Research Network as a collaborative infrastructure to address research questions, prevention initiatives at state and national levels, changes in reporting and payment requirements, and new patterns in antimicrobial resistance.

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Cited Authors

  • Safdar, N; Anderson, DJ; Braun, BI; Carling, P; Cohen, S; Donskey, C; Drees, M; Harris, A; Henderson, DK; Huang, SS; Juthani-Mehta, M; Lautenbach, E; Linkin, DR; Meddings, J; Miller, LG; Milstone, A; Morgan, D; Sengupta, S; Varman, M; Yokoe, D; Zerr, DM; Research Committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America,

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 480 - 493

PubMed ID

  • 24709716

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4226401

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/675821


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States