The epidemiology of health-care associated infection

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Abstract

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major worldwide public health problem. At any one time, around one in 10 patients in hospital have an HAI, which can cause morbidity and prolonged hospital stay, with costs of around £183 million per annum in acute hospitals in Scotland. In some cases there is associated mortality (Reilly et al, 2007).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalWounds UK
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008

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Cross Infection
Epidemiology
Scotland
Length of Stay
Public Health
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mortality
Global Health

Keywords

  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • hospital infections
  • service delivery

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The epidemiology of health-care associated infection. / Reilly, Jacqui.

In: Wounds UK, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.03.2008.

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