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Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals: An Overview of State Reporting Programs and Individual Hospital Initiatives to Reduce Certain Infections.

Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; September 2008. Publication GAO-08-808.

This report describes state reporting programs for health care–associated infection (HAI), hospital initiatives to reduce MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and challenges encountered in HAI reduction.