Application of molecular techniques to the study of hospital infection.

@article{Singh2006ApplicationOM,
  title={Application of molecular techniques to the study of hospital infection.},
  author={Aparajita Singh and Richard Goering and Shabbir Simjee and Steven L. Foley and Marcus John Zervos},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={130 5},
  pages={662-8}
}
Nosocomial infections are an important source of morbidity and mortality in hospital settings, afflicting an estimated 2 million patients in United States each year. This number represents up to 5% of hospitalized patients and results in an estimated 88,000 deaths and 4.5 billion dollars in excess health care costs. Increasingly, hospital-acquired… CONTINUE READING