Point prevalence survey report: Acute care hospitals

ECDC point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals

2011 - 2012 point prevalence survey

With more than 1 000 hospitals in 33 countries, ECDC’s point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use is the largest survey of its kind ever performed in Europe. The survey confirms that HAIs represent a major public health problem: ECDC estimates that on any given day, about 80 000 patients have at least one HAI, i.e. one in 18 patients in a European hospital has an HAI.

Publication

Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals 2011-2012

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​In 2011–2012, 29 EU/EEA Member States and Croatia participated in the first EU-wide, ECDC-coordinated point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals.