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Descriptor English: Infection Control
Descriptor Spanish: Control de Infecciones
Descriptor Portuguese: Controle de Infecções
Descriptor French: Prévention des infections
Entry term(s): Control, Infection
Tree number(s): N06.850.780.200.450
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017053
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 economics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Communicable Disease Control (1966-1991)
Cross Infection/prevention & control (1966-1991)
Infection/prevention & control (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92; was INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91
Online Note: use INFECTION CONTROL to search INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91
History Note: 92; was INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91
Entry Version: INFECT CONTROL
DeCS ID: 30037
Unique ID: D017053
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/07/19
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Infection Control - Preferred
Concept UI M0025913
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.
Preferred term Infection Control
Entry term(s) Control, Infection



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