Healthcare-associated infection in Italy: annual point-prevalence surveys, 2002-2004.

  title={Healthcare-associated infection in Italy: annual point-prevalence surveys, 2002-2004.},
  author={Simone Lanini and William Robert Jarvis and Emanuele Nicastri and Gaetano Privitera and Giovanni Gesu and Federico Marchetti and Luigi Giuliani and Pierluca Piselli and Vincenzo Puro and Carla Nisii and Giuseppe Ippolito},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={30 7},
OBJECTIVE Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. During the period from 2002 through 2004, a group of Italian hospitals was recruited to conduct HAI point-prevalence surveys. DESIGN Three point-prevalence surveys. METHODS A total of 9,609 patients were surveyed. RESULTS The overall frequency of HAI was 6.7% (645 infections among the 9,609 surveyed patients). The most frequent HAIs were lower respiratory tract infections, which… CONTINUE READING


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