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[Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections based on Swedish point-prevalence survey compared to usage of the European Center of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) definitions].

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Source
Lakartidningen. 2020 01 21; 117:
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
01-21-2020
Author
Azadeh Ehyaie
Anders Johansson
Ewa Aufwerber
Anna Frej
Monica Eneslätt
Lena Lindberg
Pontus Nauclér
Author Affiliation
Patientområde Infektion, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset - Stockholm, Sweden Patientområde Infektion, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset - Stockholm, Sweden.
Source
Lakartidningen. 2020 01 21; 117:
Date
01-21-2020
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Cross Infection
Hospitals
Humans
Prevalence
Surveys and Questionnaires
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
The purpose was to compare the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in the Swedish point prevalence survey with an assessment using the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) definitions of HAI. A total of 1247 patients were included from three Swedish hospitals. The prevalence of HAI was higher in the Swedish survey as compared to when using the ECDC definitions. The correspondence between results according to Swedish and ECDC protocols was better in Region Västerbotten than at Karolinska University Hospital. In Västerbotten, but not at Karolinska University Hospital, quality control was performed on collected data in the Swedish point prevalence survey. The study highlights the importance of expert knowledge of HAI and quality control to obtain valid survey results.
PubMed ID
31961443 View in PubMed
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