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Evidence-based infection control planning based on national healthcare-associated infection prevalence data

Reilly, J. and Stewart, S. and Allardice, G.M. and Cairns, S. and Ritchie, L. and Bruce, J. (2009) Evidence-based infection control planning based on national healthcare-associated infection prevalence data. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 30 (2). pp. 187-189. ISSN 0899-823X

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Abstract

This study identifies factors associated with a high prevalence of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the Scottish inpatient population, on the basis of the Scotland National HAI Prevalence Survey data set. The multivariate models developed can be used to predict HAI prevalence in specific patient groups to help with planning and policy in infection control.