Article

Risk factors associated with nosocomial infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial hospital between 2014 and 2015

DOI: 10.1080/23120053.2018.1453641
Author(s): Sharita RameshwarnathDiscipline of Public Health Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, South Africa, Saloshni NaidooDiscipline of Public Health Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Nosocomial infections are one of the main causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. The neonatal intensive care unit is a suitable environment for disseminating infections. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with having a nosocomial infection in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial hospital between 2014 and 2015.

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