Health First Europe launched in November a new Insight Report entitled ”Identifying the gaps between evidence and practice in the prevention of surgical site infections’ showing striking gaps between evidence-based measures suggested by official guidelines and medical practices in European hospitals which represent a serious concern for the safety of European patients.
The launch of this report was followed by a virtual roundtable entitled ‘Preventing infections in the surgical care pathway to tackle antimicrobial resistance’ which took place on Tuesday 17 November 2020.
The virtual roundable was hosted by MEP Istvan Ujhelyi (Hungary, S&D) and brought together high-level speakers from the WHO, the ECDC, country-level experts and EU health stakeholders with the view to discuss current gaps on the current level of implementation of the WHO Guidelines on SSIs and provide useful political recommendations to prevent and manage the incidence of such infections across the surgical care pathway to curb SSIs and AMR, and, ultimately, enhance patient safety in Europe.
The insight report is available here and extracts of it in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish are also available.
Please see here the press release about the report launch in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Here is the event summary of the virtual roundtable