Healthcare-associated infections are adverse events in healthcare delivery which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It is not known what practices have been adopted by European hospitals to prevent such events and whether they are effective. The aim of PROHIBIT is to understand existing guidelines and practices to prevent healthcare-associated infections in European hospitals, identify factors that enable and reduce compliance with best practices, and test the effectiveness of interventions of known efficacy. The information will be synthesised to develop recommendations for the EU, policymakers, managers and medical professionals.
Prof. Didier Pittet
University Of Geneva Hospitals,
Infection Control Programme
EC contribution: EUR 2 999 934
Duration: 48 months
Starting date: 01/01/2010
Project web-site: http://www.prohibit.unige.ch