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J Hosp Infect. 2011 Jan;77(1):7-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.07.025. Epub 2010 Dec 9.

Infection control--a European research perspective for the next decade.

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Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. markus.dettenkofer@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Abstract

A symposium was held in June 2009 near Freiburg in Germany. Twenty-nine attendees from several European countries participated, most of whom are actively involved in research and hospital infection prevention and control. The following topics were presented and discussed: isolation and screening for control of multidrug-resistant organisms; impact of the environment on healthcare-associated infection (HAI); new technologies to control infection--state of evidence; surveillance of HAI; methodological challenges and research priorities for infection control and control of HAI: learning from each other in a united Europe. This Leader summarises the main issues for debate and the number of consensus points agreed amongst delegates.

PMID:
21145620
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhin.2010.07.025
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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