Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2011     Vol 36     No 3
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      UDK 616-089.166-022.1(497.11)

ISSN 0350-2899, 36(2011) br.3 p.143-51

Original paper

Results of the third national study of hospital infections prevalence in Bor and Zaječar district
(Rezultati Treće nacionalne studije prevalencije bolničkih infekcija u Borskom i Zaječarskom okrugu)

Ivana Ćirić(1), Predrag Marušić(1), Dušica Mihajlović(2), Vlasta Đurišić(1),
Svetlana Živković(1), Javorka Stankulić(3), Staniša Lazić (3)

(1) Zavod za javno zdravlje "Timok" Zaječar, Centar za kontrolu i prevenciju bolesti,
(2) Zdravstveni centar Zaječar, (3) Zdravstveni centar Bor


Hospital infection (HI) is an infection that occurs among patients and hospital staff in a hospital or any other public health institute. It represents one of the chief causes of the increasing number of diseased and passed-away patients in hospitals.
In November 2010, the third national study of the hospital infection survey was conducted in Serbia. The study was carried out in six general hospitals in the district of Bor and Zaječar and it was finished within a month.
The aims of the study were recognition of the hospital infection survey and encouragement of the hospital staff to continuously monitor, prevent and keep under control the occurrence of the hospital infections through the work of the hospital infection board. Among six general hospitals in Zaječar, Bor, Knjaževac, Negotin, Kladovo and Majdanpek, which have taken part in the study in the district of Bor and Zaječar, four of them have detected none of the hospital infections. (Knjaževac, Negotin, Kladovo
and Majdanpek).
At the time of the study we found 117 patients in the general hospital in Bor (the Health Care Centre Bor). Six of the hospital infections were detected among six patients. The rate of the hospital infection (HI) survey was 5.13 %, as well as the rate of the patient survey with the hospital infections. As far as the general hospital in Zaječar (the Health Care Centre Zaječar) is concerned, we found 114 patients in hospital. Seven patients were infected by eight hospital infections. One patient suffered from two hospital infections. The rate of the hospital infection survey was 7.02 %, and the rate of the patient survey suffering from the hospital infections was 6.14 %.
This study, together with the two previous ones, has shown that the hospital infection (HI) occurs in our hospitals, although it is never reported by doctors. HI has not been detected in four hospitals during our study, which implies that the study of the survey cannot be applied to the smaller hospitals (less than 100 patients) which was also confirmed by the results of the two previous studies carried out in 1999 and 2005.
More precise details about the number and type of the HI in general hospitals of smaller capacity would be achieved by constant inspection of the HI occurrence rate, as well as by the period in a high-risk department. What is recommended to the medical boards is to put this suggestion into practice.
Key words: hospital infections, prevalence study of hospital infections

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian

      Corresponding Address:
Ivana Ćirić
Zavod za javno zdravlje "Timok"
19000 Zaječar
Paper received: 31.03.2011
Paper accepted: 12.04.2011
Paper Internet issues: 17.12.2011
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