Point Prevalence Study of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use in Belgian Acute-Care Hospitals: Results of the ECDC PPS 2017

Last updated on 24-1-2022 by Marinka Vangenck

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Background: In 2011, the first European point prevalence study (PPS) of antimicrobial use and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) was organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In the participating Belgian acute care hospital sites (N=52, September-December 2011), the prevalence of patients with at least one antimicrobial and at least one HAI was 28.9% (95% confidence interval (CI): 26.8-31.1%) and 7.1% (95% CI: 6.1-8.3%), respectively. The objective of this report is to present the results of the second ECDC PPS conducted in 2017 in Belgian acute car…

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