A national point prevalence survey was undertaken over the period of one calendar year in Scotland from October 2005 to October 2006. The prevalence of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) was 9.5% in acute hospitals and 7.3% in non-acute hospitals. The highest prevalence of HAI in acute hospital inpatients was found in the following specialties: care of the elderly (11.9%), surgery (11.2%), medicine (9.6%) and orthopaedics (9.2%). The lowest prevalence was found in obstetrics (0.9%).
- hospital infection
- prevalence survey
Reilly, J., Stewart, S., Allardice, G. A., Noone, A., Robertson, C., Walker, A., & Coubrough, S. (2008). Results from the Scottish National HAI Prevalence Survey. Journal of Hospital Infection, 69(1), 62–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2008.02.019