Chapter 4. Definitions and General Characteristics of Infections in Hospitals

  1. Zsolt Filetoth MD, MSc1,2

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699201.ch4

Hospital-Acquired Infection: Causes and Control

Hospital-Acquired Infection: Causes and Control

How to Cite

Filetoth, Z. (2002) Definitions and General Characteristics of Infections in Hospitals, in Hospital-Acquired Infection: Causes and Control, Whurr Publishers Ltd, Philadephia, PA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470699201.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Head of Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the National Institute of Traumatology, Budapest, Hungary

  2. 2

    Consultant in Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, National Institute of Neurosurgery, Budapest, Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861563446

Online ISBN: 9780470699201

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Keywords:

  • clinical signs;
  • microbiological investigation;
  • hospitals;
  • health care;
  • clinical infection

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Aims of definitions in medicine

  • Requirements for the definition of Hospital-Acquired infections

  • Types of definition of Hospital-Acquired infection

  • General definitions of Hospital-Acquired infection

  • Specific definitions of Hospital-Acquired infection

  • Classification of hospital acquired infection

  • Risk factors and the preventability of Hospital-Acquired infection

  • Summary