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Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections in Scottish Intensive Care Units. Annual report of data from January 2011 to December 2011. 29 Aug 2012

This is the second annual report from the Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection in Scottish Intensive Care Units programme. All general adult intensive care units and one neurological intensive care unit currently contribute data to this programme on a voluntary basis.

Surveillance data relating to central venous catheter-related infection, pneumonia and blood stream infection were collected in accordance with the Hospitals in Europe Link for Infection Control through Surveillance methodology.

Data from 6362 patients admitted to 23 Scottish Intensive Care Units between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011 were collected and 356 infections were reported from 301 (4.7%) patients, this was a significant reduction from the 5.6% of patients reported to have an infection in 2011.

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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 29/08/2017