Can Managed Health Care Help Manage Health Care-Associated Infections?

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Can Managed Health Care Help Manage Health Care-Associated Infections?

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dc.contributor.author Platt, Richard
dc.contributor.author Caldwell, Blake
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T03:16:54Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Platt, Richard, and Blake Caldwell. 2001. Can managed health care help manage health care-associated infections? Emerging Infectious Diseases 7(2): 358-362. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1080-6040 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4859263
dc.description.abstract Managed-care organizations have a unique opportunity, still largely unrealized, to collaborate with health-care providers and epidemiologists to prevent health care-associated infections. Several attributes make these organizations logical collaborators for infection control programs: they have responsibility for defined populations of enrollees and for their overall health, including preventive care; they possess unique data resources about their members and their care; and they are able to make systemwide changes in care. Health care-associated infections merit the attention and effort of managed-care organizations because these infections are common, incur substantial illness and costs, and can be effectively prevented by using methods that are unevenly applied in different health-care settings. Both national and local discussions will be required to enable the most effective and efficient collaborations between managed care organizations and health-care epidemiologists. It will be important to articulate clear goals and standards that can be readily understood and widely adopted. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Center for Infectious Diseases en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.3201/eid0702.010243 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2631722/pdf/ en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Can Managed Health Care Help Manage Health Care-Associated Infections? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Emerging Infectious Diseases en_US
dash.depositing.author Platt, Richard
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T03:16:54Z
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Population Medicine en_US

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