Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals – protocol version 5.3

technical guidance protocol

​Version 5.3 is the final protocol for the second EU-wide point prevalence survey (PPS 2016–2017). It contains major changes compared to protocol version 4.3 (PPS 2011–2012). Compared to versions 5.1 (January 2016) and 5.2 (May 2016), the current version only contains a few corrections, editorial changes and clarifications.