Outline of the hospital infection control in USA and UK

Mitsuo Kaku, Keiji Kanemitsu

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To establish Infection Control Network System is very important issue to reduce nosocomial infections in the hospital. CDC in United States of America and PHLS in United Kingdom are the core organization in infection control and, since the early 1970s, they have established the infection control system that span the efficient surveillance system, spectrum of hospital practice and clinical activity and provide a means of evaluating the outcome of infection by clinical audit. In many hospitals, the infection control program is well underpinned by a dedicated and knowledgeable infection control team(ICT), in which the infection control doctor(ICD) and infection control practitioner(ICP) involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2073-2078
Number of pages6
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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