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The Third Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infections In Acute Hospitals 2006 - England [Summary of Preliminary Results 27th February 2007]

Surveillance data
Abstract: 
This report provides the preliminary results of the third national prevalence survey which was carried out to establish the number of patients in acute hospitals with nosocomial infections i.e. who had or were being treated for an infection at the time the data was collected and which they did not have on their admission to hospital. Data was also collected on risk factors for infection and the utilisation of medical devices. Hospitals that participated in the scheme have access to their own results via a secure web-based system hoted by the National Public Health Service for Wales. The web-based system will help participating hospitals to plan their infection control strategies and focus on local concerns. The press release outlining the survey findings can be found at http://www.his.org.uk/_db/_documents/press_release_8_March.pdf
Authors: 
Hospital Infection Society (HIS) & Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA)
Category: 
Epidemiology