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.
Surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
29 Nov 2021 - ECDC has worked with EU/EEA countries to develop a methodology for regular national reporting of existing national surveillance data on COVID-19 in LTCFs, aiming for maximum feasibility. This is to enable ECDC to communicate timely information on epidemiological trends of COVID-19 in LTCFs, in support of national and EU/EEA-level preparedness and response activities.
Assessment of electronic health records for infectious disease surveillance
19 Nov 2021 - This is the final report for the mapping study ‘Assessment of electronic health records (EHRs) for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control’. The study was commissioned by ECDC and was delivered by RAND Europe. The objective of the project is to investigate the current status of EHR systems in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the potential capacity for the use of these data for surveillance of infectious diseases within ECDC’s remit.
Digital technologies for the surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases - A scoping review of the research literature
16 Nov 2021 - The objective of this scoping review is to obtain an estimate of the size and nature of the scientific literature available on digital technologies with the potential to benefit or disrupt key public health functions, focusing on infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control.