Infection control in ambulatory care

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1997 Jun;11(2):279-96. doi: 10.1016/s0891-5520(05)70356-1.


This article provides a structured review of the English literature focusing on areas that theoretically pose the greatest risk for nosocomial infections in ambulatory care. The review describes variations in methods of surveillance and a general paucity of studies that provide reliable estimates of the risk for infections in the ambulatory environment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / methods*
  • Communicable Diseases / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases / transmission
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Risk