Journal Articles

The epidemiology of healthcare associated infection

Share this article

The epidemiology of healthcare associated infection

Jacqui Reilly
1 March 2008

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major worldwide public health problem. At any one time, around one in 10 patients in hospital have an HAI, which can cause morbidity and prolonged hospital stay, with costs of around £183 million per annum in acute hospitals in Scotland. In some cases there is associated mortality (Reilly et al, 2007).

Free for all healthcare professionals

Sign up to the Wounds Group journals

By clicking ‘Subscribe’, you are agreeing that the Wounds Group are able to email you periodic newsletters. You may unsubscribe from these at any time. Your info is safe with us and we will never sell or trade your details. For information please review our privacy policy.

Are you a healthcare professional? This website is for healthcare professionals only. To continue, please confirm that you are a healthcare professional below.

We use cookies responsibly to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Read about how we use cookies.

I am not a healthcare professional.