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Congressional Testimony

Health-Care–Associated Infections in Hospitals: Continuing Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on These Infections.

Subcommittee on Health Care, Committee on Finance, US Senate, Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-516T (March 18, 2009) (testimony of Marjorie Kanof, MD).

This Congressional testimony summarizes a 2008 investigation and responds to its findings. It suggests that prioritization of effort, data consistency, and data compatibility are needed to improve health care–associated infection reduction efforts.