Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81730008, 81870153)
Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Province (2015C03038)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-03-17
Received: 9 January 2020
Accepted: 2 March 2020
First Online: 17 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Neither medical nor ethical approval was required to conduct the surveillance since it was part of the local hospital policy, patients provided oral informed consent and all data were processed anonymously. The, non-invasive, rectal swabs were collected as part of the local hospital policy which is considered routine care. The weekly performed surveys for the presence of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are part of the infection control policy in our hospital. This includes contact tracing, active search in patients with risk factors and routinely check-ups like the yearly prevalence survey. Swabs were not specifically collected for the purposes of this publication.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.