Containing cross-transmission of multiresistant bacteria: a priority for controlling resistance in health care centers

Containing cross-transmission of multiresistant bacteria: a priority for controlling resistance in health care centers

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 02:25
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Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), the largest public healthcare institution in France (38 hospitals, 21,000 beds), has implemented from 1993 onwards, step by step, a long-term programs for controlling the spread of multiresistant bacteria.

By Dr. Vincent Jarlier Bacteriology-Hygiene, University Paris 6; Infection Control Officer at the Direction for Mediacal Affaires, Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris; Vice-President of WAAAR and Dr. Sandra Fournier, Central Infection Control team, Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris, Paris, France.

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