Prevalence of hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic use in two tertiary Mongolian hospitals.

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dc.contributor.author Ider, BE
dc.contributor.author Clements, A
dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.contributor.author Whitby, M
dc.contributor.author Muugolog, T
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:09:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of hospital infection, 2010, 75 (3), pp. 214 - 219
dc.identifier.issn 0195-6701
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17060
dc.description.abstract Health statistics of Mongolia indicate that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) occur in 0.01-0.05% of all hospital admissions. This is considerably lower than internationally reported rates. A one-day survey was conducted in two tertiary hospitals of Ulaanbaatar in September 2008 to estimate HAI prevalence, associated risk factors and patterns of antibiotic usage. Among 933 patients surveyed, 50 (5.4%) were diagnosed with HAI. Prevalence of surgical site infection was 1.1% (3.9% among surgical patients), bloodstream infection 0.3%, respiratory tract infection 1.3%, urinary tract infection 1.3%, and other HAI 1.4%. Microbiological investigations were only documented for 18.9% of all patients. A total of 558 patients (59.8%) were taking 902 courses of antibiotics; 92.1% of patients were prescribed antibiotics without a sensitivity test. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that HAI was significantly associated with the admission source, the hospital, length of hospital stay, surgical and other invasive procedures, urinary catheters and other indwelling devices. The study results were comparable with reports from some other developing countries and confirm that official statistics underestimate the true frequency of HAI in Mongolia.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.01.016
dc.title Prevalence of hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic use in two tertiary Mongolian hospitals.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent The Journal of hospital infection
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 75
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 214 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 219 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Clinical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 1st
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000279892700013 en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Respiratory Tract Infections
dc.description.keywords Surgical Wound Infection
dc.description.keywords Anti-Bacterial Agents
dc.description.keywords Prevalence
dc.description.keywords Urinary Tract Infections
dc.description.keywords Adolescent
dc.description.keywords Adult
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Aged, 80 and over
dc.description.keywords Child
dc.description.keywords Child, Preschool
dc.description.keywords Infant, Newborn
dc.description.keywords Infant
dc.description.keywords Bacteremia
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Mongolia
dc.description.keywords Young Adult
dc.description.keywords Cross Infection
dc.description.keywords Drug Utilization
dc.description.keywords Risk Factors
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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