National prevalence survey on hospital infections in Norway.

@article{Scheel1999NationalPS,
  title={National prevalence survey on hospital infections in Norway.},
  author={Olaf Scheel and M Stormark},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={331-5}
}
A nationwide prevalence survey was carried out in Norwegian hospitals (excluding mental hospitals) on 23 October 1997. The aim was to assess the magnitude of major hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) prior to the introduction of quarterly prevalence surveys in Norway as required by the new Regulations for Communicable Disease Control in Hospitals. The survey included 71 of 76 possible hospitals, and 12,775 patients. Altogether 779 HAIs were identified--a prevalence rate of 6.1%. Only the four… CONTINUE READING
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