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Point prevalence survey of antimicrobial use and healthcare-associated infections in Belgian acute care hospitals: results of the Global-PPS and ECDC-PPS 2017.

Hospital/ward/patient-level data were collected between September-December 2017. All patients present in the wards at 8 a.m. on the day of the PPS were included. The data of the ECDC and Global- PPS on antimicrobial ...

ADVANCE database characterisation and fit for purpose assessment for multi-country studies on the coverage, benefits and risks of pertussis vaccinations.

Titievsky, Lina Source: Vaccine (2020) Keywords: Big data Fit-for-purpose Real world evidence Vaccination Abstract: INTRODUCTION: The public-private ADVANCE consortium (Accelerated development of vaccine ...

General practice patients starting treatment for substance use problems: observations from two data sources across levels of care

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Boffin, Nicole; J. Antoine; L Van Baelen; S Moreels; Doggen, Kris Source: BMC Public Health, Volume 20, Issue 1 (2020) Health Topics:  Quality of healthcare Qualité des soins de santé Kwaliteit v ...

Residential green space and medication sales for childhood asthma: A longitudinal ecological study in Belgium

Methods: Asthma prevalence was estimated from sales data of reimbursed medication for obstructive airway disease (OAD) prescribed to children between 2010 and 2014, aggregated at census tract level (n ...

Spatio-temporal monitoring and modelling of birch pollen levels in Belgium

meteorological data is able to determine airborne birch pollen levels using updated maps of areal fractions of birch trees, as compared to the pollen observations of the monitoring stations in Belgium. Forest ...

Residential green space, air pollution, socioeconomic deprivation and cardiovascular medication sales in Belgium: A nationwide ecological study

pollution.  We analyzed data for 11,575 census tracts using structural equation models for the entire country and for the administrative regions.  Latent variables for green space, air pollution and ...

An evaluation of species distribution models to estimate tree diversity at genus level in a heterogeneous urban-rural landscape

magnitude of these improvements may be related to tree diversity within green spaces, yet spatially explicit diversity data necessary to investigate such associations are often missing. Here, we evaluate two ...

An evaluation of species distribution models to estimate tree diversity at genus level in a heterogeneous urban-rural landscape

diversity data necessary to investigate such associations are often missing. Here, we evaluate two methods to model tree diversity at genus level based on environmental covariates and presence point data. We ...

Potential impact of reduced tobacco use on life and health expectancies in Belgium

Abstract: Objectives We investigated the potential impact of reduced tobacco use scenarios on total life expectancy and health expectancies, i.e., healthy life years and unhealthy life years. Methods Data ...

Residential green space and seasonal distress in a cohort of tree pollen allergy patients

Results were adjusted for patients’ background data (gender, age, BMI, smoking status, physical activity, commuting distance, education level, allergy medication use and chronic respiratory problems) and ...

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