Hospital-acquired or nosocomial infection is an important medical and economic problem.
Throughout the world, nosocomial infection complicates a substantial proportion of hospitalizations, causes large numbers of patient deaths, and incurs significant costs to both health care systems and societies.
Scientific evidence suggests that infection control programs with certain essential components can prevent up to one-third of nosocomial infections ; these program components include surveillance and control activities, and adequate personnel in the form of infection control practitioners and hospital epidemiologists.
Infection control programs have also been shown to be a highly cost-effective public health activity.
There are 3 urgent requirements for the expansion of effective infection control programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia : provision of suitably trained personnel, availability of knowledge infrastructure, and growth of professional networks for information sharing and policy development.
Public and private payer expectations for accountable, cost-effective, high-quality health care accentuate the need for infection control professionals with sophisticated problem-solving skills and an interdisciplinary approach.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance, Infection, Epidémiologie, Infection nosocomiale, Royaume Uni, Europe, Hôpital, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surveillance, Infection, Epidemiology, Nosocomial infection, United Kingdom, Europe, Hospital, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0448806
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/03/2000.