Risk factors for health care-associated infection in hospitalized adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{RodrguezAcelas2017RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for health care-associated infection in hospitalized adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Alba Luz Rodr{\'i}guez-Acelas and Miriam de Abreu Almeida and Bruna Engelman and Wilson Ca{\~n}on-Monta{\~n}ez},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2017},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={
          e149-e156
        }
}
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a public health problem that increase health care costs. This article aimed to systematically review the literature and meta-analyze studies investigating risk factors (RFs) independently associated with HAIs in hospitalized adults. METHODS Electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS) were searched to identify studies from 2009-2016. Pooled risk ratios (RRs) or odds ratios (ORs) or mean differences (MDs) and 95% confidence… CONTINUE READING
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