Only 23 states have established mandatory public reporting systems for health care–associated infections, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The report, released October 2, said most of these states have designed reporting programs based on measures developed or endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08808.pdf). States and hospitals have initiated such reporting systems to help researchers and administrators as they develop plans to reduce health care–associated infections.
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