Hospital epidemiology: from Semmelweis to the post-antibiotic era
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Keywords

epidemiology
Hospital
Microbiology
Bacterias
resistence

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Pacheco, R. (2019). Hospital epidemiology: from Semmelweis to the post-antibiotic era. Interdisciplinary Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health, 2(1), e-013. https://doi.org/10.18041/2665-427X/ijeph.1.5675

Abstract

A mediados de 1948, en el hospital general Allgemeines KrankenHaus de Viena, Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis propuso el uso de soluciones con cloro para el lavado de las manos de los médicos. Esta medida se debía realizar antes y después de atender y examinar a mujeres que se encontraban en trabajo de parto. ESta fue la medida más efectivas para reducir las altas tasas de mortalidad a causa de la fiebre puerperal. En ese momneto, Semmelweis sembró la semilla la cual germinaría una de las más importantes ramas de la salud pública, La Epidemiologia Hospitalaria (1).

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