Healthcare-acquired infections in rehabilitation units of the Lombardy Region, Italy

  title={Healthcare-acquired infections in rehabilitation units of the Lombardy Region, Italy},
  author={Marco Tinelli and Salvatore Mannino and Sara Lucchi and Alessandra Piatti and Leonardo Pagani and Rosalia D’Angelo and Martin Anthony Villa and Livia Trezzi and Marialuisa Di Stefano and Antonio Pavan and Loredana Macchi},
Little data are available on the frequency and risk factors for infection in patients in rehabilitation units. This was a 2-year retrospective cohort study conducted in 131 rehabilitation units (RUs) of the Lombardy Region, including those for patients requiring musculoskeletal, cardiac, respiratory, neurological and general geriatric rehabilitation. RUs were stratified into three groups by infection rate calculated from administrative data, and a random sample of RUs in each group was selected… CONTINUE READING


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