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Publication Details

Title :

Burden of healthcare-associated infections at six tertiary-care hospitals in Saudi Arabia: A point prevalence survey

Journal:

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.

Impact Factor:

3.084

Authors:

Alshamrani MM1, El-Saed A1, Alsaedi A2, El Gammal A3, Al Nasser W4, Nazeer S5, Balkhy HH1.

Affiliations:

1 Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC),Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNGHA),Riyadh,Saudi Arabia.

2 Infection Prevention and Control Department,KAMC, MNGHA, Jeddah,Saudi Arabia.

3 Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Hospital, MNGHA, Al Hassa,Saudi Arabia.

4 Infection Prevention and Control Department, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal Hospital, MNGHA, Dammam,Saudi Arabia.

5 Infection Prevention and Control Department, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital, MNGHA, Al Madinah,Saudi Arabia.

Year of Publication:

2019

DOI:

10.1017/ice.2018.338.

Abstract:

A point prevalence survey was conducted on May 11, 2017, among inpatients at 6 hospitals in Saudi Arabia. The overall point prevalence was 6.8% (114 of 1,666). The most common types of infections were pneumonia (27.2%), urinary tract infections (20.2%), and bloodstream infections (10.5%). Approximately 19.2% of healthcare-associated infections were device associated.