Nosocomial infections in medical-surgical intensive care units in Argentina: attributable mortality and length of stay.

@article{Rosenthal2003NosocomialII,
  title={Nosocomial infections in medical-surgical intensive care units in Argentina: attributable mortality and length of stay.},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Daniel Rosenthal and Sandra Guzm{\'a}n and Pablo Orellano},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={291-5}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are an important public health problem in many developing countries, particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU). Limited data exists on the incidence and burden of nosocomial infection in the ICU in Argentina. METHODS We performed baseline prospective nosocomial infection surveillance of all patients for 6 months in 3 medical-surgical ICUs (MS-ICUs) in Argentina (2 months in each ICU). Nosocomial infections were identified using the Centers for Disease… CONTINUE READING

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