Talk:Infection control

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 Definition Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms. [d] [e]
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Broader goal than cross infection

While there was indeed hospital infection with SARS, there was also a very real concern with it getting out of isolation and into the community; most Toronto cases outside hospitals, IIRC, came from healthcare workers.

In like manner, there are concerns about community-based strains getting into vulnerable hospital populations. Consider an organism that acquired multidrug resistance from agricultural overuse or IVDA getting into a transplant unit.

Howard C. Berkowitz 16:07, 31 October 2008 (UTC)