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.
Data collection on COVID-19 outbreaks in closed settings with a completed vaccination programme: long-term care facilities, version 2.0
3 Sep 2021 - The main aim of this activity is to collect information on the severity of breakthrough COVID-19 infections in outbreaks at long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and to obtain a timely estimate of vaccine effectiveness in these settings, by SARS-CoV-2 variant and vaccine product.
COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission - second update
8 Jul 2021 - The aim of this document is to provide an update on the knowledge surrounding the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the role of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing in particular on the experience in EU/EEA countries since the beginning of the pandemic. This document also addresses transmission to and from staff in school settings, school-related mitigation measures including risk communication, testing, contact tracing, and the effectiveness and impacts of school closures.
Indicator framework to evaluate the public health effectiveness of digital proximity tracing solutions
28 Jun 2021 - This indicator framework, developed by ECDC together with WHO/Europe, is intended for use by relevant national health authorities, public health and related institutions and their partners involved in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of contact tracing activities.