UK's first mandatory healthcare-associated infection data
This article was originally published in Clinica
Almost 45,000 cases of Clostridium difficile infection were recorded in England in 2004, under the first mandatory healthcare-associated infection (HAI) surveillance schemes. The data released today by the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) also covers bacteraemia rates associated with glycopeptide-resistant enterococci (GREs), of which 620 were recorded in the year ending September 2004.
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