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ESCMID researchers conducted a survey – supported by ESGNI, the elderly infections group (ESGIE) and the antibiotic policies group (ESGAP) – to assess the current status of infectious diseases (ID), clinical microbiology (CM) and infection control (IC) staffing in hospitals. They found that currently no standard of physician staffing for ID/CM/IC in hospitals is available. More than half of respondents estimated that additional staffing is needed for appropriate IC or ID management.

The researchers conclude that a ratio of 1.21/100 beds will serve as an informed point of reference enabling antibiotic stewardship programmes and infection surveillance.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Jun 29. pii: S1198-743X(16)30214-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.06.014.

Infectious diseases - clinical microbiology - infection control staffing survey in hospitals

In an attempt to define standard personnel to hospital bed ratio we designed the current survey. Hospitals will be de-identified for the analysis and reporting.

Thank you for having taken part in this survey. We are currently analyzing the accumulated data to be published soon.

Bojana Beovic, Barry Cookson, Markus Hell, Leonard Leibovici, Dilip Nathwani,  Ran Nir-Paz, Mical Paul, Celine Pulcini, Evelina Tacconelli

On behalf of ESGAP, the elderly infections group (ESGIE), the nosocomial infections group (ESGNI) and the ESCMID Professional Affairs Subcommittee (PAS)

ESGNI Survey 2013: Top Ten Questions in Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention and Control

This survey is intended to give an overview on the ranking of top issues and questions in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) of healthcare-associated infection (HAI), as judged by you. This survey addresses research priorities as well as practical aspects of IPC. Antimicrobial Stewardship has not been considered here.

Thank you for all your replies, the survey is closed now and in the process of analysis.

The results have been presented at ECCMID in Berlin and will be published soon.

Markus Dettenkofer and Barry Cookson

for the ESGNI Executive Committee

Ongoing Projects

  • Survey on the prevalence of multiresistant Acinetobacter baumannii and associated infection control policies in European hospitals analysed, manuscript in preparation
  • Participation in establishing a European network of infection control

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