High Tech Hospital

Salme Nurmi, Seppo Enbom, Kimmo Heinonen, Gun Wirtanen, Satu Salo, Hannu Salmela

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Hygiene, holistic management has become an important component of a com-prehensive health care, infectious disease prevention and resolution. MRSA spread of record in 2008 and it still caused a nation-wide problem is a serious threat to Finnish health care. In Finland, hospital infections annually cause an estimated 1 500 deaths and the management of 195-492 million euros in addi-tional costs. One infection per case treatment cost increase is in the United States and Great Britain, 9 400 EUR 3 700 EUR. In Finland, only the surgical wound infections in operating expenses for the years 1988-1990 was 200 million euros. (Finnish Medical Journal 18-19/2008 vsk 63). Previous estimates of nosocomial infections caused by the additional costs at the European level are the tens of billions of euros annually. Prevention of hospital infections is estimated to be economically profitable one preventive health-care activities. Better economic and therapeutic outcome in the health sector is needed to reach new solutions that improve productivity and develop financial and human resources. This requires technology to large-scale systemic innovation, ie, a completely new types of approaches that affect the sector deeper practices of all actors. Demanding high-care hospital hygiene measures designed to ensure medical personnel are healthy and safe working conditions and promote the pa-tient's healing process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st R3-Nordic Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationCleanroom technology, contamination control and cleaning
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7596-1
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7595-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event41st R3-Nordic Symposium: Cleanroom technology, contamination control and cleaning - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 25 May 201026 May 2010

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


Conference41st R3-Nordic Symposium

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