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Health-care associated infections surveillance in elderly patients

  • Andrea Zanichelli
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    Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, UOC Medicina Generale, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Ospedale Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via G.B. Grassi, 74, 20157, Milan, Italy
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  • Stefano Pietro Sgobba
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    Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, UOC Medicina Generale, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Ospedale Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via G.B. Grassi, 74, 20157, Milan, Italy
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  • Andrea Merlo
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    Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, UOC Medicina Generale, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Ospedale Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via G.B. Grassi, 74, 20157, Milan, Italy
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  • Chiara Beatrice Cogliati
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    Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, UOC Medicina Generale, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Ospedale Luigi Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via G.B. Grassi, 74, 20157, Milan, Italy
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Published:March 08, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2022.03.004
      Dear Editor, according with the WHO, Health-Care Associated Infections (HCAIs) are the most frequent adverse events during care delivery and represent a great clinical and economic burden [
      World Health Organization
      Report on the burden of endemic health care-associated infection worldwide. clean care is safer care.
      ]. In 2011, the WHO claimed the need for setting surveillance systems aimed at collecting data on a regular basis, evaluating the key determinants, and establishing preventive measures [
      World Health Organization
      Report on the burden of endemic health care-associated infection worldwide. clean care is safer care.
      ].

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