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Considerations for a WHO European strategy on health-care-associated infection, surveillance, and control

Bertinato, Luigi
Concia, Ercole
Cookson, Barry
Fabry, Jacques
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Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2005, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 242-250
Abstract Health-care-associated infection (HAI) is a major issue of patient safety with a substantial impact on morbidity, mortality, and use of additional resources worldwide. In April 2004, the WHO Regional Office for Europe organised the first international consultation to address the issue of HAI in eastern and central Europe. The main objectives of the consultation were to identify the primary needs and obstacles for the prevention and control of HAI at country level, to design the essential components of an international strategy to effectively address the issue of HAI, and to identify specific priorities and recommendations for interventions by the WHO and other international institutions. An update on HAI activities and related networks throughout Europe, together with the outcome of the meeting, are presented, with special emphasis on future considerations for a European WHO strategy on HAI prevention.
Keywords Cross Infection/ prevention & controlEuropeHealth PolicyHumansInfection ControlInfectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient/ prevention & controlPopulation SurveillanceWorld Health Organization
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PITTET, Didier et al. Considerations for a WHO European strategy on health-care-associated infection, surveillance, and control. In: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2005, vol. 5, n° 4, p. 242-250. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(05)70055-4 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7487

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