Study Aims

Specific Aim 1:

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To use a qualitative approach to describe the phenomena of infection prevention, surveillance and control in hospitals.

Specific Aim 2:

To assess the impact of intensity of infection control processes on device associated and organism specific HAI rates in ICUs across the U.S.

Specific Aim 3:

To determine the impact of state regulated mandatory reporting on infection control processes and HAI rates.