A computerized nationwide network for nosocomial infection surveillance in Belgium.

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Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of computerized nationwide surveillance of nosocomial infections in Belgium, and to obtain preliminary national and hospital-specific incidence data.DESIGN: Prospective multicenter cohort study of surgical wound infections (SWI).SETTING: All 218 acute care hospitals in Belgium in the period October 14 to December 14, 1991.RESULTS: Eighty-five of 218 acute care hospitals (39%) succeeded in collecting the required information and in completing this pilot study, although 50% of the participating hospitals had no previous experience in nosocomial infection s…

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