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Descriptor English:   Infection Control 
Descriptor Spanish:   Control de Infecciones 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Controle de Infecções 
Synonyms English:   Control, Infection  
Tree Number:   N06.850.780.200.450
Definition English:   Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms. 
Indexing Annotation English:   differentiate from COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL which tends to be on a large geog, demog or social level (e.g., city, underprivileged, elementary school, prison) while INFECTION CONTROL tends to be restricted within hosp or other health care facilities; if in doubt, use term of author; DF: INFECT CONTROL
History Note English:   92; was INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
EC economics HI history
IS instrumentation LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods OG organization & administration
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends  
Record Number:   30037 
Unique Identifier:   D017053 

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