How widespread are HAIs in Swiss hospitals? What incentives are in place to encourage hospitals to prevent infection? Studies on this and other questions provide a foundation for translating the aims of the NOSO Strategy into concrete measures.

Reports on the epidemiology of HAIs

Swissnoso presents an analysis of the epidemiological situation in Swiss hospitals based on various data collected since 2017.

Estimates on cost and mortality of HAIs

HAI patients spent an average of 6.4 more days in hospital. This is one of several findings of a study on the consequences of HAIs in Switzerland.

Point prevalence survey in hospitals

In terms of rates of hospital infection, Switzerland is at the European average. These are the findings of a point prevalence survey.

Study on incentive systems

A study has provided rich insights into the factors that motivate hospitals and nursing homes to undertake concerted efforts to combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

“progress! Urinary catheter safety”

The national pilot programme “progress! Urinary catheter safety” succeeded in reducing the use of urinary catheters in hospitals, one of the most frequent causes of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Analysis of training requirements

More practical exercises, less theory – this could be one measure during vocational training to bridge the gaps in knowledge of healthcare personnel.

Metastudy on preventable infections

For the first time there is now a metastudy determining the share of the most frequent infections in hospitals that could be avoided with multimodal preventive measures.

Last modification 27.11.2023

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