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Rev Med Interne. 2005 Jul;26(7):572-7. Epub 2004 Dec 15.

[Terminology analysis of the concept of nosocomial infection and proposition of a new definition].

[Article in French]

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Département de recherches en éthique, faculté de médecine Paris-Sud, espace éthique AP-HP, CHU Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75475 Paris cedex 10, France. eytan.ellenberg@sls.ap-hop-paris.fr

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Nosocomial infection has known many definitions for many years. We looked at their terminological validation and proposed a definition that takes more into account the defaults that we put in light.

METHODS:

Our method is a terminological one based on analyze of concepts character.

RESULTS:

Definition of nosocomial infection are insufficient and don't take into account characters of concepts of "infection" and "nosocomial" and also the possible contaminated persons.

CONCLUSIONS:

We propose a new definition of nosocomial infection and hope that we create a debate around it.

PMID:
15996571
DOI:
10.1016/j.revmed.2004.11.009
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