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The burden of healthcare-associated infection in Moroccan hospitals: systematic review and meta-analysis

Laila Lahlou, Amal Bouziane, Majdouline Obtel, Yasmine Dakhama, Jihane Belayachi, Naoufel Madani, Rachid Razine, Redouane Abouqal
Journal of Public Health in Africa | Vol 14, No 11 | a43 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2023.2641 | © 2024 Laila Lahlou, Amal Bouziane, Majdouline Obtel, Yasmine Dakhama, Jihane Belayachi, Naoufel Madani, Rachid Razine, Redouane Abouqal | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 March 2024 | Published: 30 November 2023

About the author(s)

Laila Lahlou, Laboratory of Health and Science, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco
Amal Bouziane, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Majdouline Obtel, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Yasmine Dakhama, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Co, United States
Jihane Belayachi, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Naoufel Madani, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Rachid Razine, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Redouane Abouqal, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

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Abstract

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), also referred to as nosocomial infections, is defined as an infection acquired in a hospital setting. This infection is considered a HAI if it was not present or incubating at the time of admission. This includes infections acquired in the hospital but appearing after discharge, and also occupational infections among staff of the facility. HAI are a major patient safety measure to be considered in hospitals.

Keywords

Prevalence; rates; hospital-acquired infections; nosocomial infections; cross-infection; systematic review; metaanalysis; Morocco

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