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Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals: Number Associated with Medical Devices Unknown, but Experts Report Provider Practices as a Significant Factor
Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals: Nu

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By Cynthia A. Bascetta (au)
Year: 2008
Pages: 11
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437910750

Health-care-associated infections (HAI) in hospitals can be expensive to treat and are estimated to be one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. HAIs can be caused by bacteria or viruses, which may be introduced to a patient through the use of a device used to treat them, such as a needle or tube to deliver medicine, fluids, or blood. The FDA Amendments Act of 2007 requires an audit on HAIs in hospitals associated with medical devices. This report examines two questions: (1) What is known from available fed. and state data about the number of HAIs in hospitals associated with the use of medical devices? (2) What factors affect the occurrence of HAIs in hospitals associated with the use of medical devices? Illustrations.

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