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Quantifying burden of disease to support public health policy in Belgium: opportunities and constraints

the most important summary measure of public health. DALY s quantify the number of healthy life years lost due to morbidity and mortality, and thereby facilitate the comparison of the relative impact of ...

Obstacles in measles elimination: an in-depth description of a measles outbreak in Ghent, Belgium, spring 2011.

describes the outbreak and evaluates the control measures and interventions. METHODS: Data collection was done through the system of mandatory notification of the public health authority. Vaccination coverage ...

From multidrug- to extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: upward trends as seen from a 15-year nationwide study.

augmented resistance, the treatment success rate improved from 63.0% to 75.8% (p = 0.080) after implementation in 2005 of improved surveillance measures and therapeutic access. CONCLUSIONS: Increasing ...

Variations in catheter-related bloodstream infections rates based on local practices.

surveillance serves as a quality improvement measure that is often used to assess performance. We reviewed the total number of microbiological samples collected in three Belgian intensive care units (ICU) in ...

Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: an international online survey.

guidelines for VAP prevention, and (2) measurement of process and outcomes, under the assumption “if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it”; as well as attitudes towards the implementation of ...

Gender differences in healthy life years within the EU: an exploration of the "health-survival" paradox.

mortality advantage versus women’s disability disadvantage. METHODS: Disability prevalence was measured from the 2006 Survey on Income and Living Conditions in 25 European countries. Disability prevalence was ...

Adverse obstetrical outcomes after treatment of precancerous cervical lesions: a Belgian multicentre study.

at birth). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Occurrence of PD and SGA at birth. RESULTS: Seventy-nine per cent of the women in the database were multiparous; 16.3% of women with a previous excisional treatment ...

Indications for antimicrobial prescribing in European nursing homes: results from a point prevalence survey.

emerging problem with multiresistant microorganisms in nursing homes (NH s), the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption NH subproject was set up to measure and describe antimicrobial use across ...

Livestock veterinarians at high risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398.

during hospitalization, our results underline that preventive measures may need to be developed for veterinary professionals, particularly for livestock veterinarians. Health Topics:  Antimicrobial ...

The importance of sample size in the determination of a flock-level antimicrobial resistance profile for Escherichia coli in broilers.

sampling strategy for the determination of herd-specific antimicrobial resistance profiles. However, the multitude of prevalences measured at the same time as well as the presence of variation both at the ...

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