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Prevalence of hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic use in two tertiary Mongolian hospitals

Ider, B-E; Clements, Archie; Adams, J; Whitby, M; Muugolog, T

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Health statistics of Mongolia indicate that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) occur in 0.01-0.05% of all hospital admissions. This is considerably lower than internationally reported rates. A one-day survey was conducted in two tertiary hospitals of Ulaanbaatar in September 2008 to estimate HAI prevalence, associated risk factors and patterns of antibiotic usage. Among 933 patients surveyed, 50 (5.4%) were diagnosed with HAI. Prevalence of surgical site infection was 1.1% (3.9% among surgical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74427
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.01.016

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