Healthcare-associated infections

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Surveillance systems overview for 2017

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Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities: results from the third point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017

Nov 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities: results from the third point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017

Nov 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, estimated incidence and composite antimicrobial resistance index in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities: results from two European point prevalence surveys, 2016 to 2017

Nov 2018

Publication

Laboratory procedures for diagnosis and typing of human Clostridium difficile infection

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News

Survey on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units currently open

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Point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in hospitals and long-term care facilities across Europe are ongoing

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ECDC tools: surveillance is essential to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections

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Nov 2016

Event

Tackling antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections: Event at the European Parliament, 17 November 2016

17 Nov 2016
Sep 2016

Event

Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in health care settings

20 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 2016

Event

ECDC expert visit to Romania to discuss aspects related to healthcare-associated infections

4 Jul 2016 - 7 Jul 2016
Romania

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Figure 2. Types of SSI by surgical procedure type, EU/EEA, 2013–2014

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Figure 4. Trends of incidence density of in-hospital SSIs by year and surgical procedure type, EU/EEA, 2011–2014

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Figure 1. Participation in the surveillance of SSIs, EU/EEA, 2013–2014

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Healthcare-associated infections

Disease / public health area

Clostridium difficile infections

The transmission of Clostridium difficile can be patient-to-patient, via contaminated hands of healthcare workers or by environmental contamination.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units

In 2014, 6 995 (8%) of patients staying in an intensive care unit (ICU) for more than two days presented with at least one ICU-acquired healthcare-associated infection.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals

On any given day, about 80 000 patients have at least one healthcare-associated infection, i.e. one in 18 patients in a European hospital.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities

In Europe, most long-term care facilities are for the elderly: nursing homes, residential homes and mixed facilities. ECDC monitors the burden of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use through repeated point prevalence surveys.

Disease / public health area

Surgical site infections

Surgical site infections are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care and often result in higher mortality.

Related diseases/public health areas

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial resistance

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial consumption

Disease programmes and networks

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections Programme

Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Candida auris: Epidemiological situation, laboratory capacity and preparedness in European Union and European economic area countries, 2013 to 2017

Mar 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Control of infectious diseases in the era of European clinical microbiology laboratory consolidation: New challenges and opportunities for the patient and for public health surveillance

Feb 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Disability weights for infectious diseases in four European countries: comparison between countries and across respondent characteristics.

Jan 2018