Nosocomial Infection in Taiwan Area, January 1986-June 1988

H L Tseng

1989 Vol.5 NO.2

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Nosocomial infection refers to the infection contracted by the patient during his hospitalization, not including any infection or latent infection at the time of hospitalization, but including infection contracted during hospitalization with symptoms developed later after discharge

The studies of nosocomial infection focus on the survey of the general nosocomial infection rate and the investigation of nosocomial infection outbreaks. Outbreaks always present critical situations and require hospitals to take immediate action to prevent the spreading The purpose of nosocomial control is to collect data on the infection of hospitalized patients, to analyze the data by epidemiological methods, and to apply the findings to the management of hospitals to prevent or to reduce nosocomial infection to minimize the loss of both the hospital and the patients