Healthcare associated infections annual report for 2019

22 September 2020

Article: 54/3801

On 22 September 2020, the healthcare associated infections annual report for 2019 was published by Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Scotland. The report reflects the work undertaken on healthcare associated infection (HCAI) prevention and reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) during 2019.

Data are provided for common HCAIs, which are an important cause of severe illness, death, and higher treatment costs. This report details the progress made by ARHAI Scotland to support the reduction of HCAIs in NHSScotland as well as providing data to inform local and national HCAI reduction activities.