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Healthcare-acquired Infections

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many deaths from healthcare- acquired infections there were within each health trust in the Province in each month of the last three years. (74667)

It is not possible to give reliable figures on the number of deaths involving hospital-acquired infections from routinely collected mortality data, as information on whether the infection was acquired in hospital or elsewhere may not be available to the doctor certifying the death.