Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

You missed a few: a better way to count health care-associated influenza cases

The traditional definition of health care-associated influenza leads to gross undercounting, a Vanderbilt study suggests.

Study tracks causes of high antibiotic prescribing rates in Tennessee

For a few years, Tennessee has been ranked as one of the highest antibiotic prescribing states in the nation, and a recent study showing that fewer than 2% of clinicians were responsible for prescribing 25% of pediatric antibiotics is moving some to action.

How providers receive feedback plays crucial role in antimicrobial stewardship programs

Antimicrobial resistance continues to increase, and antimicrobial stewardship programs are developing plans to report antimicrobial use in order to reduce and optimize the use of antibiotics.

A bundle, a dashboard and lasting pneumonia reduction

A “bundle” of electronically implemented care guidelines reduced intensive care unit patient complications related to mechanical ventilation.