Health Protection Scotland (HPS) were commissioned by the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate (SGHSCD) to develop and implement a second national point prevalence survey of HAI and antimicrobial prescribing. The decision was taken to adopt the ECDC protocol, which will enable European benchmarking of HAI and antimicrobial prescribing prevalence using a consistent approach.
The survey of 13 558 inpatients took place between September 2011 and October 2011. The hospitals surveyed included all acute, paediatric, independent and a representative sample of non-acute, hospitals in Scotland.
Data returned to HPS was analysed with appropriate statistical support for inclusion in this final report.
Frequently Asked Questions
A series of Frequently Asked Questions have been developed to support the publications of this survey report
Data Collection Protocol
For more information about the prevalence survey can be found on the HAI Prevalence Surveys section of this website.
Please note this report is a website only publication and hard copies are not available.