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Article: Bare below the elbows: was the target the white coat?

TitleBare below the elbows: was the target the white coat?
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhin
Citation
Journal of Hospital Infection, 2015 How to Cite?
AbstractNosocomial infections are an important problem, affecting 8.2% of hospitalized patients, thereby placing a significant financial burden on the healthcare system.1 There are several recognized mechanisms by which pathogens are acquired, such as poor hand hygiene, environmental contamination such as medical devices by the bedside, overcrowding of patients, poor ventilation, inappropriate antibiotic prescribing or consumption, and the lack of availability of personal protective equipment. Back in 1847, the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that women giving birth had a three times higher mortality rate in doctors' wards than in midwives' wards.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221454
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.655
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.349

 

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dc.contributor.authorTse, G-
dc.contributor.authorWithey, S-
dc.contributor.authorYeo, JM-
dc.contributor.authorChang, C-
dc.contributor.authorBurd, A-
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-19T07:19:59Z-
dc.date.available2015-11-19T07:19:59Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Hospital Infection, 2015-
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221454-
dc.description.abstractNosocomial infections are an important problem, affecting 8.2% of hospitalized patients, thereby placing a significant financial burden on the healthcare system.1 There are several recognized mechanisms by which pathogens are acquired, such as poor hand hygiene, environmental contamination such as medical devices by the bedside, overcrowding of patients, poor ventilation, inappropriate antibiotic prescribing or consumption, and the lack of availability of personal protective equipment. Back in 1847, the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that women giving birth had a three times higher mortality rate in doctors' wards than in midwives' wards.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhin-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hospital Infection-
dc.rights© <2015>. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/-
dc.titleBare below the elbows: was the target the white coat?-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTse, G: tseg@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityTse, G=rp02073-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhin.2015.08.003-
dc.identifier.pmid26364208-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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