Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 25, issue 1, P261-270 2011 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.013 View full text
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Keith F. Woeltje, Ebbing Lautenbach

Abstract: Increasing amounts of hospital data are available electronically and offer new possibilities in performing surveillance for health care-associated infections. To use electronic information effectively, health care epidemiologists need to be aware of potential sources of data, issues with data integrity, and the trade-offs in using electronic data for surveillance as opposed to traditional manual surveillance. In reality, a combined surveillance approach may provide the best possible result. A clear understandi…

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