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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-64

Healthcare - associated infections: A public health problem


Department of Pathological, General Hospital of St.Nicolaos, Crete Greece

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Angela Revelas
Idomeneos 1, St. Nicolaos Crete 72100, Greece

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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.103543

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Disinfection and sterilization in hospitals, is of increasing concern. Nosocomial infections can be defined as those occurring within 48 hours of hospital admission, 3 days of discharge or 30 days of an operation. They affect 1 in 10 patients admitted to hospital. Nosocomial infections are associated with a great deal of morbidity, mortality, and increased financial burden


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