Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 17 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Mandatory reporting of healthcare associated infections: can US experience inform Canadian policy?

Guest Editors: Sam Sheps, David Birnbaum

Mandatory reporting of healthcare associated infections: Can US experience inform Canadian policy?

Sam Sheps, David Birnbaum

This editorial aims to summarize major points from and explains the rationale of a symposium convened in Canada to explore whether American experience with mandatory…

Public health implications of healthcare‐associated infections: Problems and prospects

Anthony Tellez‐Marfin

From the symposium keynote address, this paper aims to explore how healthcare‐associated infections (HAIs) have been transformed from being only a hospital concern to a…

Mandatory public reporting: The New York State experience

Rachel Stricof

This paper aims to describe experience to date with mandatory public reporting of healthcare‐associated infection rates from a perspective inside one of the first and most…

The US experience with mandatory public reporting

David Birnbaum

From a perspective inside one of the most advanced of the state programs, this presentation aims to explore issues of whom are we trying to reach; what information are we…

Public reporting of HAI rates: What we (mostly don't) know

Bernard Black

Health‐care associated infections (HAIs) kill about 100,000 people annually; many are preventable. In response, 18 states currently require hospitals to publicly report…

Factors influencing healthcare consumers' search for healthcare associated infection information on the World Wide Web

Paulette S. Reid, Elizabeth M. Borycki

This paper seeks to provide a narrative review of some of the factors that influence healthcare consumers' information seeking involving healthcare associated infections…

State and federal legislative interests

David Birnbaum, Rachel Stricof

This paper aims to briefly describe the increasingly complex array of organizations influencing American healthcare‐associated infection (HAI) prevention efforts during…

What can Canada learn from the USA's experience in reducing healthcare‐associated infections?

William R. Jarvis

The purpose of this paper is to briefly review the history of healthcare‐associated infection (HAI) prevention programs in the USA since the early 1970s until today, and…



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2003 – 2015

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Emerald Publishing Limited