Infection control team (ICT) works in every hospital and the head of the team in 8 hospitals is a physician. In most hospitals number of epidemiological nurses per 100 beds ranges from 0.4 to 0.8.
In every hospital surveillance comprises all the most important from the epidemiological point of view forms of infections: SSI, BSI, PNEU, UTI, CDI and MDRO - in all wards.
Infection cases in 5 hospitals are documented by epidemiological nurse in collaboration with infection control physician or physician of the ward. In rest - by infection control physician.
Most hospitals (7 of 9) also declare running the post-discharge surveillance of SSI.
Feedback on infection rates to HCWs are given twice a year in most hospitals.
In 7 of 9 hospitals consumption of alcohol-based handrub are monitored(average usage is about 10 l /100 admissions per year). ICTs in all hospitals have access to microbiological data. Average number of blood cultures per 100 admissions/year is 14.8.