Need for national surveillance for hospital infections

Eggertson, Laura; Sibbald, Barbara
July 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/6/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
Reports on the efforts of hospitals in some regions in the U.S. to prevent the spread of Clostridium difficile. Estimated number of people who died due to the virus in Montréal, Quebec; Suggestions of Dick Zoutman of SARS Scientific Advisory Committee on how to prevent hospital infections in Ontario; Importance of increased availability of infection data to physicians.


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