Results from the Scottish National HAI Prevalence Survey

Jacqui Reilly, S. Stewart, G.A. Allardice, A. Noone, C. Robertson, A. Walker, S. Coubrough

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Abstract

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%).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62–68
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • HAIs
  • hospital infection
  • prevalence survey

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