Characteristics of LTCFs and representativeness of data sample

DHAIHALT01
Number of long-term care facilities and beds and number of institutions, residents, HAIs and antimicrobials included in HALT survey by country, selected LTCF types, 2013
 
Country
Total number of LTCFs in the country*
Total number of LTCF beds in the country*
Number of LTCFs in HALT survey
Number of residents in HALT survey
Number of HAIs in HALT survey
Number of antimicrobials in HALT survey
HALT sample representativeness
Austria
817
72602
-
-
-
-
-
Belgium
1540
136272
87
8756
325
455
Good
Bulgaria
33
486
-
-
-
-
-
Croatia*
361
34540
2
447
2
8
Very poor
Cyprus
92
2659
-
-
-
-
-
Czech Republic*
73
17204
10
662
40
79
Poor
Denmark
2600
90181
32
1265
46
150
Good
Estonia
203
8449
-
-
-
-
-
Finland*
448
19016
6
467
17
31
Poor
France
7833
589960
-
-
-
-
-
Germany
12354
875549
215
16768
425
322
Good
Greece*
-
-
2
309
12
32
Very poor
Hungary
1177
57929
90
11824
252
159
Good
Ireland
570
34851
142
7535
410
777
Good
Italy
4000
285007
234
18371
652
772
Good
Latvia
82
5798
-
-
-
-
-
Lithuania
103
5484
-
-
-
-
-
Luxembourg
60
5971
-
-
-
-
-
Malta*
45
4622
5
1558
48
64
Poor
Netherlands*
1700
165000
4
623
37
41
Very poor
Norway*
991
41415
21
1374
71
123
Poor
Poland
1906
123546
-
-
-
-
-
Portugal
178
4075
73
1717
180
149
Good
Romania
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Slovakia
488
29052
-
-
-
-
-
Slovenia*
90
20777
1
202
2
3
Very poor
Spain
5490
331200
-
-
-
-
-
Sweden
2766
101000
40
1432
41
41
Good
UK-England*
17473
468658
16
409
28
38
Poor
UK-Northern Ireland
249
11708
31
1243
78
135
Good
UK-Scotland
2822
38228
-
-
-
-
-
UK-Wales
680
22985
40
2302
87
182
Good
EU/EEA
-
-
1051
77264
2753
3561
-
LTCF: long-term care facility.
Selected LTCF types: Only general nursing homes, residential homes and mixed LTCFs.
* Poor or very poor national representativeness of LTCF sample
Data from the ECDC-HALT point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities in 2013 as reported to TESSy.
Sample representativeness appreciation based on methodology of selecting institutions and sample size:
- Optimal: representative systematic random sample of national LTCFs (none of the participating countries achieved this criteria).
- Good: more than 25 LTCFs, thus including a sufficient number of residents.
- Poor: between 5 and 25 included LTCFs in countries with more than 25 LTCFs OR less than 5 included LTCFs in countries with more than 5 LTCFs, but inclusion of 50–75% of all LTCFs or occupied LTCF beds in the country.
- Very poor: inclusion of less than 5 LTCFs, and less than 50% of all LTCFs and less than 50% of all occupied LTCF beds.
* Denominator data from the European LTCF register
*When denominator data for 2013 are missing, 2010 data are shown when available