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Nosocomial infections among neonates in high-risk nurseries in the United States. National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System


BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infections result in considerable morbidity and mortality among neonates in high-risk nurseries (HRNs).

PURPOSE: To examine the epidemiology of nosocomial infections among neonates in level III HRNs.

METHODS: Data were collected from 99 hospitals with HRNs participating in the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance system, which uses standard surveillance protocols and nosocomial infection site definitions.… Read more