Results suggest that leadership plays an important role in the successful implementation of HAI-prevention interventions. Improving our understanding of nonclinical differences across health systems may contribute to efforts to eliminate HAIs.
This research was supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research on Quality (contract no. HHSA290200600022). The views expressed in this chapter are solely those of the authors and do not represent any U.S. government agency or any institutions with which the authors are affiliated. Conduct of this research was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Boards of the respective authors. The authors wish to thank Alexandra Moss and Pamela Beavers, both affiliated with The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine, for their help preparing data for this study. In addition, we are very grateful to the hospitals and individuals who participated in this study.
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