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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ROJAS ARMATA, Amadeo Armando; MAMANI CALA, Priscila Ariely  and  MEDRANO MENESES, María Victoria. Epidemiological characterization of infections associated with health care in the Hospital Obrero N °2 of the CNS, regional Cochabamba, Bolivia. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2016, vol.39, n.2, pp.91-93. ISSN 1012-2966.

Introduction: it is important to investigate the behavior of infections associated with health care because they represent a public health problem, as it is the main cause of morbidity and mortality, as well as the length of hospital stay and the high cost of treatment. Objective: to characterize the epidemiological behavior of IAAS at the Obrero Hospital No. 2 of the CNS in the Cochabamba Regional Management. Method: a descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in 40 patients of all ages, data were obtained from 126 Epidemiological records and processed by the statistical program EpiInfo-version 6.0t. Results: in the series predominated infants, previous use of antimicrobials, as well as infections in the respiratory tract. Conclusions: also, Respiratory and Intensive Care services, were the ones with the highest incidence and rate of infection, respectively.

Keywords : intrahospital infection; health care, epidemiology; morbiditi; mortality.

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