Infection control as a major World Health Organization priority for developing countries.

@article{Pittet2008InfectionCA,
  title={Infection control as a major World Health Organization priority for developing countries.},
  author={Didier Pittet and Benedetta Allegranzi and Julie Ann Storr and Sepideh Bagheri Nejad and Gerald Dziekan and Agn{\`e}s Leotsakos and Liam J Donaldson},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={285-92}
}
Healthcare-associated infection affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is a major global issue for patient safety. It complicates between 5 and 10% of admissions in acute care hospitals in industrialised countries. In developing countries, the risk is two to twenty times higher and the proportion of infected patients frequently exceeds 25%. A growing awareness of this problem prompted the World Health Organization to promote the creation of the World Alliance for Patient Safety… CONTINUE READING
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