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The prevention of nosocomial infections is an important aspect of patient care, particularly in high-risk areas such as intensive care units (ICUs). Local hospital leadership needs to develop easily defined infection-control policies that are evidence-based. These infection-control policies also require the presence of a dedicated group of infection-control practitioners to provide education, collect surveillance data, and oversee the implementation of the local infection-control plan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-274
Number of pages7
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005


  • Epidemiology
  • Hospital-associated infection
  • Prevention
  • Surveillance


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