Burden of Hospital Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Use in Vietnamese Adult Intensive Care Units

@inproceedings{Phu2016BurdenOH,
  title={Burden of Hospital Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Use in Vietnamese Adult Intensive Care Units},
  author={Vu Dinh Phu and Heiman F. L. Wertheim and Mattias Larsson and Behzad Nadjm and Quynh-Dao Dinh and Lennart E. Nilsson and Ulf Rydell and Tuyet Thi Diem Le and Son Hong Trinh and Hung Minh Pham and Cang Thanh Tran and Hanh Thi Hong Doan and Nguyen Thua Tran and Nhan Le and Nhuan Van Huynh and Thao Phuong Tran and Bao Duc Tran and Son Truong Nguyen and Thao Thi Ngoc Pham and Tam Quang Dang and Chau Vinh Van Nguyen and Yen Minh Lam and Guy E Thwaites and Kinh Van Van Nguyen and H{\aa}kan Hanberger and Cristina Tom{\'a}s da Costa},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Vietnam is a lower middle-income country with no national surveillance system for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). We assessed the prevalence of hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial use in adult intensive care units (ICUs) across Vietnam. METHODS Monthly repeated point prevalence surveys were systematically conducted to assess HAI prevalence and antimicrobial use in 15 adult ICUs across Vietnam. Adults admitted to participating ICUs before 08:00 a.m. on the survey day… CONTINUE READING
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