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Nosocomical infections, Bahrain Military Hospital, Survey


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Background/Objective: Health-care associated infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality with their prevalence varying between countries and hospitals. There are no published studies of health-care associated infections in hospitals in Bahrain and few in general military hospitals.
Setting: Bahrain Defense Force Hospital.
Design: Survey.
The aim study is to establish the prevalence of health-care associated infections in a general military hospital in Bahrain.
Method: A cross-sectional survey of a random sample of 500 medical records in the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital was carried out to ascertain the prevalence of health-care associated infections.
Result: Four health-care associated infections were recorded – a prevalence of 0.87% (95% CI 0.34-2.22). Two of the infections were surgical site infections while the other two were skin infections.
Conclusion: This study revealed that the prevalence of health-care associated infections is lower than recorded in most published studies.


Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health


Whitford DL, Ofurum KA. Health-Care Associated Infection Rates among Adult Patients in Bahrain Military Hospital: A Cross Sectional Survey. Bahrain Medical Bulletin. 2010;32:1.