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A Point-Prevalence Study on Healthcare-Associated Infections in Vietnam: Public Health Implications

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Truong Arm Thu*
Affiliation:
Young Leaders' Program in Healthcare Administration, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan Bach Mai Hospital, Department of Infection Control, Hanoi, Vietnam
Nguyen Viet Hung
Affiliation:
Bach Mai Hospital, Department of Infection Control, Hanoi, Vietnam
Nguyen Ngo Quang
Affiliation:
Ministry of Health, Department of Science and Training, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lennox K. Archibald
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Le Thi Thanh Thuy
Affiliation:
Bach Mai Hospital, Department of Infection Control, Hanoi, Vietnam
Md. Harun-Or-Rashid
Affiliation:
Young Leaders' Program in Healthcare Administration, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Junichi Sakamoto
Affiliation:
Young Leaders' Program in Healthcare Administration, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
*
Young Leaders' Program in Healthcare Administration, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-Cho, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan (truonganhthu2704@yahoo.com)

Abstract

During 2008, a point-prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) was conducted in 36 Vietnamese hospitals. Of 7,571 inpatients, 590 (7.8%) had HAIs, including pneumonia (41.9%) and surgical-site infections (27.5%). Device use was a significant risk factor; gram-negative microorganisms predominated. A national reporting system needs to be established for monitoring HAIs and enhancing patient outcomes.

Type
Concise Communications
Copyright
Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2011

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