Health Services Research & Development

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by Seth A. Eisen, M.D., M.Sc.

Commentary

Research and Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections
by Gary A. Roselle, M.D., VHA National Director, Infectious Diseases Program, VA Central Office and Chief, Medical Service, Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Response to Commentary

Crucial Opportunities for Addressing HAIs
by Bradley N. Doebbeling, M.D., M.Sc., Senior Investigator, VA HSR&D Center on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice, Indianapolis, Indiana

Research Highlights

Reducing MRSA Health Care-Associated Infections
by Rajiv Jain, M.D., Director, VHA MRSA Prevention Program, and Acting Chief Consultant for Medical-Surgical Services in the Office of Patient Care Services, and Martin E. Evans, M.D., Associate Director, VHA MRSA Prevention Program


Tackling Hand-Hygiene Compliance: An Organizational Approach
by Carol VanDeusen Lukas, Ed.D., Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, and Robert A. Petzel, M.D., VA Under Secretary for Health


Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in U.S.
by Sarah L. Krein, Ph.D., R.N., and Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H., HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Creating Systems to Improve ICU Outcomes: Reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections and Ventilator Pneumonia in VA ICUs
by Marta L. Render, M.D., Chief, VA Inpatient Evaluation Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Rachael Hasselbeck, M.S.N., Director, Implementation, VA Inpatient Evaluation Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Peter Almenoff, M.D., Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Quality and Safety, VA Office of Quality and Safety, Kansas City, Missouri


Goldstein Receives 2010 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement