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Evidence‐Based Infection Control Planning Based on National Healthcare‐Associated Infection Prevalence Data
Jacqueline Reilly , PhD, Sally Stewart , MSc, Gwen Allardice , PhD, Shona Cairns , MSc, Lisa Ritchie , BA and Julie Bruce , PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 30, No. 2 (February 2009), pp. 187-189
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/593125
Page Count: 3
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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.
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