Esther Fondevilla

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In 2006 the VINCat Program was established in order to develop and support a standardized surveillance system of hospital-acquired infections (HAI). All acute care hospitals included in the public health system network of Catalonia (Spain) were invited to participate. The aim was to provide risk-adjusted, procedure-specific rates for most relevant(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the evolution of antibiotic consumption in acute care hospitals in Catalonia (population 7.5 million), according to hospital size and department, during the period 2007-2009. The methodology used for monitoring antibiotic consumption was the ATC/DDD system, and the unit of measurement was DDD/100 occupied bed-days (DDD/100(More)
Collateral damage caused by antibiotic use includes resistance, which could be reduced if the global inappropriate use of antibiotics, especially in low-income countries, could be prevented. Surveillance of antimicrobial consumption can identify and target practice areas for quality improvement, both in the community and in healthcare institutions. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the possible relationship between consumption of old and new MRSA-active antibiotics and burden of MRSA in acute care hospitals in Catalonia during the period 2007-12. METHODS Fifty-four hospitals participating in the VINCat Programme were included. Proportion of MRSA (resistant isolates of Staphylococcus aureus per 100 isolates of(More)
Objective To know the patterns and consumption trends (2008-2013) of antifungal agents for systemic use in 52 acute care hospitals affiliated to VINCat Program in Catalonia (Spain). Methods Consumption was calculated in defined daily doses (DDD)/100 patient-days and analyzed according to hospital size and complexity and clinical departments. Results(More)
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