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Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

Medicina preventiva i epidemiologia a Vall d'Hebron

The Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Department provides individual and collective care for patients in this field. It is a public health service whose mission it is to serve the hospital community and catchment area.


The Department, which was created in 1976, has led the way in Catalonia and Spain in the organisation of systems for the epidemiological supervision of nosocomial infections, which are contracted at the hospital during the patient’s stay. It has also been a pioneer in the supervision and prevention of biological risks in healthcare staff. It is also a national reference centre for vaccinations, and stands out for its Tobacco Cessation Unit.


Portfolio of services

  • Monitoring and control of nosocomial infections
  • Tobacco cessation (quitting smoking)
  • Prevention of infections with environmental origin
  • Registry of tumours
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Dra. Magda
Campins Martí
Head of Department
Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Epidemiology and Public Health
Sra. Carmen
Ferrer Barbera
Nursing Supervisor
Infectious Diseases
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