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dc.contributor.authorPlatt, Richard
dc.contributor.authorCaldwell, Blake
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-19T03:16:54Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationPlatt, 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.issn1080-6040en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4859263
dc.description.abstractManaged-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.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNational Center for Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.3201/eid0702.010243en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2631722/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleCan Managed Health Care Help Manage Health Care-Associated Infections?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalEmerging Infectious Diseasesen_US
dash.depositing.authorPlatt, Richard
dc.date.available2011-04-19T03:16:54Z
dash.affiliation.otherHMS^Population Medicineen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3201/eid0702.010243*
dash.contributor.affiliatedPlatt, Richard


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