CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA) definitsioon:
and systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of data on
hospital-acquired infections, the results of which are disseminated to
these who need to know in order that action may be taken."
Langmuir AD, N Eng J Med 1963; 268: 192
good surveillance system does not guarantee you will make the right
decisions, but it reduces the chances of making the wrong ones."