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Maximizing Infection Prevention in the Next Decade: Defining the Unacceptable
Thomas R. Frieden , MD, MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. S1, Papers from the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare‐Associated Infections (November 2010), pp. S1-S3
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656002
Page Count: 3
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An important role of public health agencies is to define the unacceptable. This concept has particular relevance for healthcare‐associated infections. Evidence indicates that, with focused efforts, these once‐formidable infections can be greatly reduced in number, leading to a new normal for healthcare‐associated infections as rare, unacceptable events.
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