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Infection Prevention and Control

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Policymakers increasingly are focused on identifying policy mechanisms to reduce the numbers of infections that may result from patients’ stays in hospitals and other health care facilities. Infectious diseases physicians work in collaboration with other health care personnel (HCP) to develop and implement evidence-based practices to prevent and control these health care-associated infections (HAIs). Policy decisions which support evidence-based practices are the best approach for preventing HAIs and protecting patients, HCP, and communities.

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