To attain sustained success, infection control measures must be coupled with antimicrobial stewardship” Rizwan et al (2016).
Surveillance of healthcare associated infections (HAI) is an important component of hospital infection control programmes; surveillance allows monitoring of the frequency and type of HAIs, detects outbreaks, evaluates compliance with infection control guidelines and provides data for policy development.1 Studies have reported up to a 30% reduction in incidence of HAI through effective infection control programs.2 To attain sustained success, infection control measures must be coupled with antimicrobial stewardship.
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Rizwan, M., Ikram, A., Zaman, G., Satti, L. and Ahmed, P. (2016) Surveillance of device-associated infections in intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital. The Journal of Hospital Infection. October 19th. [epub ahead of print].
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