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

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  • HAIs
  • hospital infection
  • prevalence survey

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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
Reilly, Jacqui ; Stewart, S. ; Allardice, G.A. ; Noone, A. ; Robertson, C. ; Walker, A. ; Coubrough, S. . / Results from the Scottish National HAI Prevalence Survey. In: Journal of Hospital Infection. 2008 ; Vol. 69, No. 1. pp. 62–68.
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Reilly, J, Stewart, S, Allardice, GA, Noone, A, Robertson, C, Walker, A & Coubrough, S 2008, 'Results from the Scottish National HAI Prevalence Survey', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 62–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2008.02.019

Results from the Scottish National HAI Prevalence Survey. / Reilly, Jacqui; Stewart, S.; Allardice, G.A.; Noone, A.; Robertson, C.; Walker, A.; Coubrough, S. .

In: Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 69, No. 1, 05.2008, p. 62–68.

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Reilly J, Stewart S, Allardice GA, Noone A, Robertson C, Walker A et al. Results from the Scottish National HAI Prevalence Survey. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2008 May;69(1):62–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2008.02.019