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What is a nosocomial infection?

Nosocomial infections (also known as Healthcare-Associated Infections ~ HAI) are those which are contracted as a result of treatment in a hospital or hospital-like setting, such as a nursing home, surgical center, or rehabilitation center. Infections are considered nosocomial if they first appear 48 hours or more after a hospital admission or treatment and/or admission to another type of care facility. Infections are also identified as such when they appear within 30 days after discharge from or treatment in a facility. The most common nosocomial

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