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by Yaneer Bar-Yam
Step VI: Create Disinfection Gateways

For Further Reading:

1. E. M. Rauch, Y. Bar-Yam, Long-range interactions and evolutionary stability in a predator-prey system, Physical Review E 73, 020903 (2006).

2. L. Leykum, Y. Bar Yam, The rational for system level strategies of infection control. NECSI Report 2010-08 (2010).

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Safety Network, Patient safety primer: health care-associated infections.

5. Center for Disease Control, Monitoring hospital-acquired infections to promote patient safety—United States, 1990–1999, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 49 (3/3/2000).

6. R. M. Klevens, J. R. Edwards, C. L. Richards Jr., T. C. Horan, R. P. Gaynes, D. A. Pollock, D. M. Cardo, Estimating health care-associated infections and deaths in U.S. hospitals, 2002, Public Health Reports 122, 160-166 (2007).

7. R. D. Scott II, The direct medical costs of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and the benefits of prevention (2009).

8. R. Wenzel, The economics of nosocomial infections, Journal of Hospital Infection 31, 79-87 (1995).

9. M. R. Eber, R. Laxminarayan, E. N. Perencevich, A. Malani, Clinical and economic outcomes attributable to health care-associated sepsis and pneumonia, Archive of Internal Medicine 170, 347-353 (2010).

10. World Health Organization, Prevention of hospital-acquired infections: a practical guide, 2nd edition (2002).

11. The Department of Health and Human Services, Action plan to prevent healthcare-associated infections (2009).

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