Surveillance of bloodstream infections in Belgian hospitals ('SEP')-Annual report 2017, Data up to and including 2016

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Conclusions — key points Participation in the surveillance of HA-BSI is mandatory since 2014. There is an increase in the proportion of hospitals contributing data for the entire year (64% in 2016). The incidence of HA-BSI, at 7.8/10,000 patient-days, has changed little in the last years, and findings are fairly consistent: Higher incidence in tertiary hospitals Higher incidence in ICU (in 2016, about four times higher incidence in ICU than the one found hospital-wide) There is a large variation in HA-BSI incidence between hospitals. This suggests a potential for prevent…

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