June Takezawa

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SUMMARY Infection control professionals have the means to calculate infection rates in their hospitals but not to assess them. They require a practical tool that enables them to compare observed infection rates with external standards. Based on the data obtained from the intensive care unit (ICU) component of the Japanese Nosocomial Infection Surveillance(More)
The Educational Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) performed a survey in various countries and reviewed data from the Cobatrice study and from surveys of the Pan-American and Iberic Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine to characterize current structures and processes in(More)
The national nosocomial infection surveillance systems in Japan as well as American-European countries were overlooked. The NNIS/CDC system, which started in 1970, is the only continuous surveillance system focusing on the improvement of prevention of nosocomial infection in US. Other surveillance systems being started in 1980's in European countries were(More)
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