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Research Methods in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2016

Daniel J. Morgan
VA Maryland Healthcare System and University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Centers for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, Washington, DC
Nasia Safdar
Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin Department of Infectious Disease, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin
Aaron M. Milstone
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, Maryland
Deverick J. Anderson*
Duke University Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Durham, North Carolina
Address correspondence to Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710 (


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

SHEA White Paper
© 2016 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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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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