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UK hospital infection rates are down from 1993-4 rates

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:877
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Rates of nosocomial infections in the United Kingdom are falling. Preliminary results of a survey from early 2006 of hospital infections in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and also the Republic of Ireland show a fall from 9% in 1993-4 to 7.6%. It also showed that of these countries Ireland had the lowest rate of infections.

    The third prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections in acute hospitals was carried out earlier this year by the Hospital Infection Society and the Infection Control Nurses Association. It was funded by …

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