Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals 2011-2012
In 2011–2012, 29 EU/EEA Member States and Croatia participated in the first EU-wide, ECDC-coordinated point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals.
Carbapenemase-producing bacteria in Europe
This report summarises the results of a survey to gather information about the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and carbapenems-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Europe.
ECDC/EMEA Joint Technical Report: The bacterial challenge: time to react
Each day, one in 18 patients in European hospitals has a healthcare-associated infection: ECDC estimates
ECDC publishes today the results of its first point prevalence survey (PPS) on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European hospitals. Based on findings from this survey, ECDC estimates that on any given day, one in 18 patients in European hospitals has at least one healthcare-associated infection. The report also presents data on the most commonly reported infections, which microorganisms are most commonly reported as causing them, how often antimicrobial drugs are being used to treat these infections and data on infection control structure and processes in the hospitals. More than 1 000 hospitals in 30 European countries participated in this first Europe-wide PPS.
Indications for antimicrobial use
The online database of the ECDC HAI-Net point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use provides European reference data on HAIs and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals in Europe. See the PPS reports on indications for antimicrobial use