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Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections acquired as a result of healthcare. They are the most common complication for hospitalised patients in Australia, with approximately 165,000 cases annually. However, through surveillance, approximately one-third of these cases can be prevented.

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are the most common complication for hospitalised patients in Australia, with approximately 165,000 cases annually. These infections, which can occur in any healthcare setting, cause unnecessary pain and suffering for the patient, prolong hospital stays and add to the cost of care. However, through HAI surveillance, approximately one-third of these cases can be prevented.

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Pamela Boyd
31 Jul 2020
Well done, good information and well worth reading, thanks.
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Kathleen
04 Aug 2020
Very interesting
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Diane Mylecharane
05 Aug 2020
It was a great reinforcement to our daily practice.
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jane prezma
06 Aug 2020
Important reminder of the risks of HAI and our role in reporting and reducing their incidence.
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Perrina Bozanich
16 Aug 2020
good information
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Ganesh Sharma
31 Jul 2020
Information is effective
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Leonie McMahon
03 Aug 2020
Reinforces best practice. Especially infection control.
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Robert wiggins
05 Aug 2020
important infection control reading
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Rachel Hodges
29 Sep 2020
This activity has giving me up to date statistics for HAI’s in a health care setting.
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Rubia Poonar
20 Sep 2020
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