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Research Methods in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Daniel J. Morgan (a1) (a2), Nasia Safdar (a3) (a4) (a5), Aaron M. Milstone (a6) and Deverick J. Anderson (a7)

Research in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (HE&AS) is rapidly expanding with the involvement of researchers from varied countries and backgrounds. Researchers must use scientific methods that will provide the strongest evidence to advance healthcare epidemiology, but there are limited resources for information on specific aspects of HE&AS research or easy ways to access examples of studies using specific methods with HE&AS. In response to this need, the SHEA Research Committee has developed a series of white papers on research methods in HE&AS. The objective of this series is to promote rigorous healthcare epidemiology research by summarizing critical components, practical considerations, and pitfalls of commonly used research methods.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:627–628

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Address correspondence to Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710 (
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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. This information was presented in part at the Meet the Professor Session of IDWeek 2015 on October 9, 2015, in San Diego, California.

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1. Morgan, DJ, Deloney, VM, Bartlett, A, et al. The expanding role of the hospital epidemiologist in 2014: a survey of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36:605608.
2. Yokoe, DS, Anderson, DJ, Berenholtz, SM, et al. A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35:967.
3. Safdar, N, Anderson, DJ, Braun, BI, et al. The evolving landscape of healthare-associated infections: recent advances in prevention and a road map for research. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35:480493.
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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