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Classification of healthcare-associated infection: a systematic review 10 years after the first proposal

Teresa Cardoso1*, Mónica Almeida2, N Deborah Friedman3, Irene Aragão1, Altamiro Costa-Pereira4, António E Sarmento5 and Luís Azevedo4

Author Affiliations

1 Intensive Care Unit, Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos Polivalente, Hospital de Santo António, University of Porto, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar, 4099-001 Porto, Portugal

2 Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Braga, Sete Fontes - São Vitor, 4710-243 Braga, Portugal

3 Department of Medicine, Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia

4 Department of Health Information and Decision Sciences, Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal

5 Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital de São João, University of Porto, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal

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BMC Medicine 2014, 12:40  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-40

Published: 6 March 2014

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Studies with moderate or high risk of bias according to pre-defined criteria.

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