Facts about healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities
In Europe, most long-term care facilities are for the elderly, including general nursing homes, residential homes and mixed facilities. In 2013, there were approximately 63 224 care facilities for older adults with a capacity of approximately 3.6 million beds.
Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities: HAI-Net HALT database
The HAI-Net HALT online database provides European reference data on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities from the ECDC-coordinated point prevalence surveys in 2010, 2013 and 2016-2017.