Prevention and Control of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in The Netherlands and Germany-The Impact of Healthcare Structures

Robin Köck, Karsten Becker*, Evgeny A Idelevich, Annette Jurke, Corinna Glasner, Ron Hendrix, Alexander W Friedrich

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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The Netherlands and Germany are neighbouring countries within the European Union but are differently affected by multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDRO). In this narrative review, we summarize data about antibiotic use, the occurrence of MDRO and healthcare-associated infections in these two countries, as well as data about organizational and structural differences between the Dutch and German healthcare systems. These results are discussed with a focus on whether or how the organization of healthcare influences MDRO prevention. We found that from the point of view of MDRO prevention, a higher density of inpatient care, a higher number of hospitals, a longer length of stay and lower staffing ratios might facilitate MDRO dissemination in German hospitals.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Nummer van het tijdschrift7
StatusPublished - apr-2020

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