Descriptor English: Infection Control
Descriptor Spanish: Control de Infecciones
Descriptor Portuguese: Controle de Infecções
Descriptor French: Prévention des infections
Entry term(s): Lutte contre les infections
Tree number(s): N06.850.780.200.450
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.
Annotation: differentiate from COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL which tends to be on a large geographic, demographic or social level (e.g., city, underprivileged, elementary school, prisons) while INFECTION CONTROL tends to be restricted within health care facilities
Allowable Qualifiers: EC économie
HI histoire
IS instrumentation
LJ législation et jurisprudence
MT méthodes
OG organisation et administration
SN statistiques et données numériques
ST normes
TD tendances
DeCS ID: 30037
Unique ID: D017053
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Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/07/19
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Prévention des infections - Preferred
Concept UI M0025913
Preferred term Prévention des infections
Entry term(s) Lutte contre les infections

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