Assessment of the value of repeated point-prevalence surveys for analyzing the trend in nosocomial infections.

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OBJECTIVE To assess the value of repeated point-prevalence surveys in measuring the trend in nosocomial infections after adjustment for case mix. SETTING A 3,500-bed teaching facility composed of 4 acute care hospitals. METHODS From May 1992 to June 1996, eight point-prevalence surveys of nosocomial infections were performed in the hospitals using a… (More)

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