Descriptive study of selected healthcare-associated infections using national Hospital Episode Statistics data 1996-2006 and comparison with mandatory reporting systems.

@article{Jen2008DescriptiveSO,
  title={Descriptive study of selected healthcare-associated infections using national Hospital Episode Statistics data 1996-2006 and comparison with mandatory reporting systems.},
  author={Min Hua Jen and Alison H. Holmes and Alex Bottle and Paul Aylin},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={321-7}
}
SUMMARY Using Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data from England for the period 1996-2006, we performed a descriptive study to compare records of Clostridium difficile for inpatients aged >or=65 years and for all patients following any of four types of orthopaedic procedures. Results showed that infection rates for C. difficile increased whereas rates for orthopaedic surgical site infections (SSIs) decreased. Both types of infection were more common in older female patients and in patients… CONTINUE READING

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