Broadly defined, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs, also termed “hospital-acquired infections” or “nosocomial infections”) are infections that occur during the process of care in a healthcare facility, most commonly a hospital. They are an important quality indicator for healthcare institutions – conceptually, one would not really wish to be treated at a hospital where one’s risk of acquiring an […]

Some musings at the end of the year, after 6 months back in the public sector following a short 2-year stint in the private sector as an infectious diseases physician. This series will probably be (infrequently) updated and extended over time. My experience is primarily with acute hospital-based care, largely through the lens of the […]