Evidence-based infection control planning based on national healthcare-associated infection prevalence data

Jacqui Reilly, Sally Stewart, Gwen Allardice, Shona Cairns, Lisa Ritchie, Julie Bruce

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Abstract

This study identifies factors associated with a high prevalence of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the Scottish inpatient population, on the basis of the Scotland National HAI Prevalence Survey data set. The multivariate models developed can be used to predict HAI prevalence in specific patient groups to help with planning and policy in infection control.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

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Keywords

  • infection control
  • prevalence data
  • patients
  • hospital infection
  • HAIs

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