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Impact of laws aimed at healthcare-associated infection reduction: a qualitative study.

Stone PW, Pogorzelska-Maziarz M, Reagan J, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24:637-44.

This qualitative study examined the effects of state and federal laws mandating public reporting for health care–associated infections. Participants believed that laws enhanced statewide collaboration and that public reporting led to greater investment in improvement work. The authors suggest that reporting requirements and definitions be uniform across states to reduce reporting burden.