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Denominator Simplification Project

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) to develop centers of excellence in infectious disease surveillance and applied public health research in selected state health departments. The Oregon EIP is participating in the study described below.


Simplification Project - Abstract



Denominator Simplification Project

Though surveillance of HAIs is very important for understanding and reducing the problem, it can take a large amount of time to collect complete data. Limited resources and inability to collect denominator data on a routine basis are recognized barriers to conducting HAI surveillance. As a result CDC, in collaboration with EIP, designed the Denominator Simplification Project to find ways to collect this data efficiently.

The results of this project will:

  • Help inform the development of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) HAI surveillance methodology
  • Determine how NHSN denominator data collection can be simplified


To see all Oregon Emerging Infections Program special studies go to EIP special studies.