The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is readying two surveys of hospitals to obtain enough data to estimate the prevalence of healthcare associated infections and the use of antimicrobials.
"Preventing HAIs is a CDC priority and an essential step in reducing the occurrence of HAIs is to accurately estimate the burden of these infections in U.S. hospitals and to describe the types of HAIs and their causative organisms, including antimicrobial-resistant pathogens," the agency said in a notice published Jan. 27 in the Federal Register.
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