Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control.  2016 Jun;21(1):1-8. 10.14192/kjnic.2016.21.1.1.

The Recent Trend and Perspective of Infection Control in the Republic of Korea

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jhyoo@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

The recent trends and future of infection control are anticipated to be as follows: Most hospitals will develop a nationwide network and cooperate with governmental and public institutions for infection control. The importance of environmental hygiene will be reappraised. Universal decolonization will be a mainstream intervention for the pre-emptive eradication of various nosocomial pathogens. Molecular technology could become a routine practice in many clinical fields. Advances in information technology (IT) will have a profound impact on infection control. For example, applications of big data and tracking technology using wearable devices are already underway. Infection control in the future will be a coordinated system involving governmental regulation, IT and molecular technology.

Keyword

Biotechnology; Decolonization; Infection control

MeSH Terms

Biotechnology
Hygiene
Infection Control*
Republic of Korea*
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