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

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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
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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