The EPIC III Study



The impact of hospital infection is greatest in the intensive care unit (ICU) and mounting an effective response to the problem relies on the availability of up-to-date, adequate epidemiological data. The EPIC (European Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care) study was performed in 1992, EPIC II (The Extended Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care) in 2007 and now it is time for EPIC III!

EPIC III (a 24-hour point-prevalence study) will be performed on September 13, 2017 (World Sepsis Day) and will represent a major collaborative initiative resulting in the formation of a large database, which will be used to address fundamental questions related to infection in the ICU around the world. 


Data collection will be limited to simple variables that are easy to collect and routinely recorded. Data will be recorded using electronic case report forms (eCRF) (paper versions can be provided if online access is problematic or not available).

Are you interested in joining in this exciting project?


  • Click here to register your interest in participating in EPIC III

  • Click here to see and download the study Protocol (EN)
  • Click here to see and download the study Protocol (IT) *
  • Click here to see and download the study Protocol (SP) *
  • Click here to see and download the study Protocol (CN) *

  • Click here to see and download the EPIC III CRF (EN)
  • Click here to see and download the EPIC III CRF (IT) *
  • Click here to see and download the EPIC III CRF (SP) *
  • Click here to see and download the EPIC III CRF (CN) *
  • Click here to see and download the EPIC III CRF (PT) *


*Please note that the translation may not be based on the latest version. The English version is the definitive version.