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CDC/NHSN Criteria for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (UR)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) have developed surveillance definitions for health care-associated infection (HCAI) and specific types of infections in health care settings. An infection of the upper respiratory tract (UR) can be diagnosed if certain findings are present.

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