Incidence density and relative risk of nosocomial infection in Taiwan's only children's hospital, 1999-2003

Suh Hwa Maa, Hsin Lun Lee, Yhu Chering Huang, Hsieh Wu June, Tsung Shan Tsou, Karen MacDonald, Ivo L Abraham

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We report on 2,688 nosocomial infection episodes involving 3,238 pathogens in Taiwan's only children's hospital. The mean annual incidence density was 4.06 cases per 1,000 patient-days. The relative risk was highest in intensive care units, oncology wards, and neonatal observation wards. Very young, low-birth-weight, critically ill, and oncology patients were most at risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-770
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Fingerprint

Only Child
Cross Infection
Taiwan
Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Incidence
Critical Illness
Intensive Care Units
Observation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

Cite this

Incidence density and relative risk of nosocomial infection in Taiwan's only children's hospital, 1999-2003. / Maa, Suh Hwa; Lee, Hsin Lun; Huang, Yhu Chering; June, Hsieh Wu; Tsou, Tsung Shan; MacDonald, Karen; Abraham, Ivo L.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 29, No. 8, 08.2008, p. 767-770.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maa, Suh Hwa ; Lee, Hsin Lun ; Huang, Yhu Chering ; June, Hsieh Wu ; Tsou, Tsung Shan ; MacDonald, Karen ; Abraham, Ivo L. / Incidence density and relative risk of nosocomial infection in Taiwan's only children's hospital, 1999-2003. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. 8. pp. 767-770.
@article{de71ac50d6da49efbbcd6eb34a733385,
title = "Incidence density and relative risk of nosocomial infection in Taiwan's only children's hospital, 1999-2003",
abstract = "We report on 2,688 nosocomial infection episodes involving 3,238 pathogens in Taiwan's only children's hospital. The mean annual incidence density was 4.06 cases per 1,000 patient-days. The relative risk was highest in intensive care units, oncology wards, and neonatal observation wards. Very young, low-birth-weight, critically ill, and oncology patients were most at risk.",
author = "Maa, {Suh Hwa} and Lee, {Hsin Lun} and Huang, {Yhu Chering} and June, {Hsieh Wu} and Tsou, {Tsung Shan} and Karen MacDonald and Abraham, {Ivo L}",
year = "2008",
month = "8",
doi = "10.1086/589724",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "29",
pages = "767--770",
journal = "Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology",
issn = "0899-823X",
publisher = "University of Chicago Press",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Incidence density and relative risk of nosocomial infection in Taiwan's only children's hospital, 1999-2003

AU - Maa, Suh Hwa

AU - Lee, Hsin Lun

AU - Huang, Yhu Chering

AU - June, Hsieh Wu

AU - Tsou, Tsung Shan

AU - MacDonald, Karen

AU - Abraham, Ivo L

PY - 2008/8

Y1 - 2008/8

N2 - We report on 2,688 nosocomial infection episodes involving 3,238 pathogens in Taiwan's only children's hospital. The mean annual incidence density was 4.06 cases per 1,000 patient-days. The relative risk was highest in intensive care units, oncology wards, and neonatal observation wards. Very young, low-birth-weight, critically ill, and oncology patients were most at risk.

AB - We report on 2,688 nosocomial infection episodes involving 3,238 pathogens in Taiwan's only children's hospital. The mean annual incidence density was 4.06 cases per 1,000 patient-days. The relative risk was highest in intensive care units, oncology wards, and neonatal observation wards. Very young, low-birth-weight, critically ill, and oncology patients were most at risk.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=50949118675&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=50949118675&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1086/589724

DO - 10.1086/589724

M3 - Article

C2 - 18690787

AN - SCOPUS:50949118675

VL - 29

SP - 767

EP - 770

JO - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

JF - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

SN - 0899-823X

IS - 8

ER -