Protocol for validation of point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities – Version 1.1

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Protocol for validation of point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities - 2016–2017 version 1.1. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016.

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This protocol provides national survey coordinators (NSCs) and national/regional validation teams (VTs) with the methodology, data collection forms and definitions of variables to collect data in a validation survey synchronous with the third point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities (LTCFs) during the HALT-3 project.

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