Four country healthcare associated infection prevalence survey 2006: overview of the results.


A survey of adult patients was conducted in February 2006 to May 2006 in acute hospitals across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to estimate the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). A total of 75 694 patients were surveyed; 5743 of these had HCAIs, giving a prevalence of 7.59% (95% confidence interval: 7.40-7… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2008.04.020


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