National surveillance of health care-associated infections in Egypt: Developing a sustainable program in a resource-limited country.

@article{Talaat2016NationalSO,
  title={National surveillance of health care-associated infections in Egypt: Developing a sustainable program in a resource-limited country.},
  author={Maha Talaat and Mona El-Shokry and Jehan El-Kholy and G. A. F. Ismail and Sara Kotb and Soad F Hafez and Ehab Rushdy Mohamed Attia and Fernanda C. Lessa},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={1296-1301}
}
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a major global public health concern. The lack of surveillance systems in developing countries leads to an underestimation of the global burden of HAI. We describe the process of developing a national HAI surveillance program and the magnitude of HAI rates in Egypt. METHODS The detailed process of implementation of a national HAI surveillance program is described. A 3-phase surveillance approach was implemented in intensive care units… CONTINUE READING