Quality of Care

Center faculty have conducted studies to address healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, quality metrics, and antibiotic prescribing levels. Examples of projects include:

  • A study that is evaluating whether women at risk for pre-term birth are receiving recommended preventive treatment in a subsequent pregnancy.

  • Leadership of the Epicenters/SHEPheRD Pediatric Consortium, whose major role is to develop and implement a national agenda for pediatric healthcare-associated infection and antimicrobial stewardship research in collaboration with CDC

  • The VAC study, which aims to define national quality metrics for ventilatory-associated complications in children and to identify potential intervention bundles to improve quality of care

  • The Reducing Antibiotics for Children (REACH) study, which randomized 16 communities in Massachusetts to a multifaceted educational intervention to promote judicious antibiotic use


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