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Risk Factors for Nosocomial Infection in Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To identify a geriatric patient admitted to the hospital who may be at increased risk for a nosocomial infection based on the study of Paillaud et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, complication detection, public health

ICD-10:

A00-B99, Y95, Z11.8

Description:

Paillaud et al identified risk factors for a nosocomial infection in an elderly patient. These can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive measures to reduce the risk of a nosocomial infection. The authors are from Assitance-Publique Hopitaux de Paris.

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