September issue of AJIC highlights the cost of healthcare-associated infections

The September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), now available online, includes a major article on a health economic evaluation of an infection prevention and control program, as well as another article on statewide costs of healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals in North Carolina.

Additional articles cover the patients’ role in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections, surgical site infection prevention, student nurses’ experiences of infection prevention and control during clinical placements, bilateral exposure injuries during subcutaneous injection, and the standardization of benchmarks for surgical site infections.

To learn more and access the articles, view the Table of Contents.

About AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control

The American Journal of Infection Control ( covers key topics and issues in infection control and epidemiology. Infection preventionists, including physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists, rely on AJIC for peer-reviewed articles covering clinical topics as well as original research. As the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), AJIC is the foremost resource on infection control, epidemiology, infectious diseases, quality management, occupational health, and disease prevention. AJIC also publishes infection control guidelines from APIC and the CDC. Published by Elsevier, AJIC is included in MEDLINE and CINAHL.

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