CDC definitions for nosocomial infections, 1988.

@article{Garner1988CDCDF,
  title={CDC definitions for nosocomial infections, 1988.},
  author={Julia S. Garner and William Robert Jarvis and Teiji Emori and Teresa C. Horan and James M. Hughes},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={1988},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          128-40
        }
}
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has developed a new set of definitions for surveillance of nosocomial infections. The new definitions combine specific clinical findings with results of laboratory and other tests that include recent advances in diagnostic technology; they are formulated as algorithms. For certain infections in which the clinical or laboratory manifestations are different in neonates and infants than in older persons, specific criteria are included. The definitions include… Expand

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