Since 2016 and through the recent project PHIG (Preventing Hospital Infections in Greece), CLEO has been expanding its field of activity into other sectors of health research and promotion, including:
Collectively, the work of CLEO aims at the improvement of health care quality in General and Children’s hospitals across Greece.
The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research was founded in 2011 under the auspices of the 1st and 2nd Pediatric Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the generous support of the “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation.
CLEO has operated as a non-governmental, non-profit organisation since October 2014.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique, unprecedented challenges for national healthcare systems. The faltering global response - characterized by a lack of preparedness among health care institutions, workers and the wider community - has underscored the importance of investing in public health research. However, it has also provided a unique opportunity for countries to diagnose and treat gaps within their own capacity for disease prevention.
Like other countries, Greece has turned to urgent measures such as social distancing, quarantining, travel restrictions and border closures to rapidly halt transmission, reduce the risk of illness and protect healthcare systems from overfilling. Public misconceptions about transmissible diseases play a large part in adherence to these measures, and in the case of COVID, may have prevented the most effective response to the pandemic.Read more ...
Ioannis Kopsidas, Stefania Vergnano, Nikos Spyridis, Theoklis Zaoutis, Sanjay Patel
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2020 Jul;Online. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/inf.0000000000002835
Background:Misuse, overuse of antimicrobials and increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance are well-recognized problems throughout Europe. The aim of this survey was to describe the current pediatric antibiotic stewardship (PAS) landscape across Europe and identify gaps, in terms of national programs, networks and guidelines.
Methods: A survey of 17 questions was circulated in July 2019 among 24 European pediatric infectious disease researchers and clinicians, professors and heads of department on the existence of PAS programs, national networks and meetings, established competencies, metrics and guidelines.Read more ...
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