Volume 5, Issue 13 (7-2002)                   jha 2002, 5(13): 76-82 | Back to browse issues page


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Haghparast H. Socio-Economic Burden of Hospital Acquired Infection(HAI) Translated in Pharsian By: . jha. 2002; 5 (13) :76-82
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-191-en.html

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There is constant danger of patients admitted into the hospital acquiring infection while in the hospital. Such infections are known as Hospital Acquired Infections(HAI) or Nasocomial Infections. Appearing of hospital infections is one of important health care quality indicators. These infections, annually impose many costs on secondary, tertiary and primary health care sectors, the patients themselves. and those who care for them. This research was performed by Department of Health, with aim of providing a more comprehensive assessment of the nature, distribution and magnitude of costs resulting from HAIs. The study has estimated costs incurred by HAIs to the secondary, tertiary and primary health care sectors, community care services, patients, informal carers and NHS. In addition to costs, also has estimated benefits of preventions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/9

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