Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections – literature review
Each year around 3.2 million patients are infected with healthcare-associated infections following exposure in healthcare facilities across the European Union and a total of 37 000 of them die as a direct consequence. Healthcare-associated infections are therefore of considerable concern to patients, healthcare professionals and policy-makers alike.
The aim of this review is to assist decision-makers by identifying and summarising existing economic evaluations and cost-effectiveness analyses associated with the control and/or prevention of healthcare-associated infections and to establish general assumptions which would be desirable for a common framework to enable future cost-effectiveness analyses in European hospital settings.
Assessment of infection control, hospital hygiene capacity and training needs in the European Union
6 Sep 2017 - This technical report describes the results of the 2014 survey on the evolution of infection control and hospital hygiene capacity and training in Europe.
Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies
14 Jun 2017 - This report outlines the development of a competency framework covering key knowledge, skills and attitudes critical for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation.
Proposals for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in humans
20 Feb 2017 - Proposal for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine, including generic principles of good practice on the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents in human medical practice in the EU.