Nigerian Medical Journal

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

Healthcare - associated infections: A public health problem


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

Correspondence Address:
Angela Revelas
Idomeneos 1, St. Nicolaos Crete 72100, Greece

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


How to cite this article:
Revelas A. Healthcare - associated infections: A public health problem.Niger Med J 2012;53:59-64


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Revelas A. Healthcare - associated infections: A public health problem. Niger Med J [serial online] 2012 [cited 2024 Feb 27 ];53:59-64
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