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Health-Care Associated Infection Rates among Adult Patients in Bahrain Military Hospital: A cross sectional survey
Whitford, David L; Ofurum, Keleichi Austin
<p>This article is available from the Bahrain Medical Bulletin at http://www.bahrainmedicalbulletin.com/ via a Creative Commons Attribution licence.</p> <p>Background/Objective: Health-care associated infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality with their prevalence varying between countries and hospitals. There are no published studies of health-care associated infections in hospitals in Bahrain and few in general military hospitals.<br />Setting: Bahrain Defense Force Hospital.<br />Design: Survey.<br />The aim study is to establish the prevalence of health-care associated infections in a general military hospital in Bahrain.<br />Method: A cross-sectional survey of a random sample of 500 medical records in the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital was carried out to ascertain the prevalence of health-care associated infections.<br />Result: Four health-care associated infections were recorded – a prevalence of 0.87% (95% CI 0.34-2.22). Two of the infections were surgical site infections while the other two were skin infections.<br />Conclusion: This study revealed that the prevalence of health-care associated infections is lower than recorded in most published studies.</p>
Keyword(s): Nosocomical infections; Bahrain Military Hospital; Survey; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Medicine and Health Sciences; Public Health
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Whitford DL, Ofurum KA. Health-Care Associated Infection Rates among Adult Patients in Bahrain Military Hospital: A Cross Sectional Survey. Bahrain Medical Bulletin. 2010;32:1.
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://epubs.rcsi.ie/fcmmubart/7/
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