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Point prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic use in three large Swiss acute-care hospitals

Published inSwiss Medical Weekly, vol. 148, w14617
Publication date2018
Abstract

The overall burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remains high, even in high-income countries. However, the current burden of HAI in Switzerland is unknown. Prevalence surveys have a long tradition in the field of infection prevention and control for measuring both HAI and antimicrobial use. The objective of this survey was to test the point prevalence survey (PPS) methodology of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in acute-care hospitals in Switzerland.

Keywords
  • Aged
  • Anti-Infective Agents/therapeutic use
  • Cross Infection/epidemiology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Hospitals/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Respiratory Tract Infections/epidemiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Surgical Wound Infection/epidemiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Urinary Tract Infections/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
METSINI, Aliki et al. Point prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic use in three large Swiss acute-care hospitals. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2018, vol. 148, p. w14617. doi: 10.4414/smw.2018.14617
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ISSN of the journal1424-7860
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