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.

Point prevalence survey in hospitals

03.05.2019 - 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

04.01.2019 - 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).

Analysis of training requirements

03.05.2019 - The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH/BAG) is working with hospital hygiene experts to define the competences required for successful infection prevention.

Metastudy on preventable infections

03.05.2019 - 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 03.12.2019

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