The high prevalence of hospital-acquired infection has a significant impact on the operating cost of hospitals in Thailand.
A nationwide questionnaire survey was conducted to determine how frequently unnecessary infection control procedures were performed.
Nearly 17% of hospitals routinely cleaned floors with disinfectants ; 48% installed ultraviolet lights in the operating room ; 57% performed routine environmental cultures ; 68% reported fogging of the operating theatres and the isolation rooms ; wearing a protective gown in the intensive care units was routine in 57% of the surveyed hospitals ; 30% of hospital laundries set temperatures unnecessarily high and sterile gloves were overused in 25% of hospitals.
Large cost reduction can be achieved by discontinuing these practices.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méthode, Prévention, Infection nosocomiale, Coût, Prévalence, Hôpital, Thaïlande, Asie, Bloc opératoire, Désinfection, Epidémiologie, Isolement, Unité soin intensif, Température, Gestion hospitalière, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Method, Prevention, Nosocomial infection, Costs, Prevalence, Hospital, Thailand, Asia, Operating room, Disinfection, Epidemiology, Isolation, Intensive care unit, Temperature, Hospital management, Health economy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0448727
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 25/01/1999.