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National Point Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Prescribing 2016 23 May 2017

Download the National Point Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Prescribing 2016The significant burden of healthcare associated infection (HAI) is affecting one patient in every ward in every hospital across Scotland, according to the 2016 Point Prevalence Survey of HAI and Antimicrobial use. The National Point Prevalence Survey (PPS), indicates that the current prevalence of HAI in acute hospitals is 4.5%, which, while significantly lower than five years ago, still represents one in 22 patients at any one time, or 55,500 infections every year.

There has also been significant improvement in practice in the prescribing agenda in Scotland in recent years, although antibiotic prescribing in hospitals was found to be significantly higher than five years ago, which has serious implications for the threat of antibiotic resistance.

The report demonstrates that healthcare associated infections remain a public health threat across all care settings. Health Protection Scotland is developing national programmes to tackle these new threats and working with NHS colleagues to preserve antibiotics for future use.

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Infographics to accompany the Executive Summary and highlight key topics within the PPS report are available to download below.

Executive Summary
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Epidemiology of healthcare-associated SSI

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Epidemiology of healthcare-associated UTI

Epidemiology of healthcare-associated BSI

Epidemiology of healthcare-associated Pneumonia

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Last Updated : 30/08/2017