Surveillance of bloodstream infections in Belgian hospitals ('SEP')-Annual report 2014, Surveillance data 2000-2014

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Background Bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (HA-BSI) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Many HA-BSI, especially those associated to an invasive device, are preventable. The surveillance programme for BSI in the hospital (SEP) exists in Belgium since 1992. The surveillance protocol has been reviewed in 2012, with an emphasis on the usefulness of the data collection for guidance and evaluation of preventive actions. Since 2014, the participation for a minimum of 3 months per year became a legal obligation for all acute care hospitals in Belgium. This implies re…

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