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Manual of Infection Prevention and Control
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Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Nizam Damani

Abstract

It has been estimated that in developed countries up to 10% of hospitalized patients develop infections every year. Not only is there a substantial cost to healthcare systems, but some health care-associated infections (HCAIs) can be fatal. Since the majority of HCAIs are preventable, reducing HCIAs is now considered to be an integral part of patient safety and quality of care provided by all healthcare institutions worldwide. Unlike other books on infection control, the main strength of this book is to provide practical guidance in infection control in a format which can act as a quick source ... More

Keywords: hospitalized patients, infection, healthcare systems, cost, healthcare associated infections, patient safety, quality of care, infection control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nizam Damani, author
Clinical Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, Co. Armagh, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology, Queens University, Belfast, UK

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