6% of patients has a healthcare-associated infection

Monday July 08, 2013, 11:00 • 4272 views
6% of patients has a healthcare-associated infection

ECDC estimates that on any given day, about 80 000 patients, i.e. one in 18 patients, in European hospitals have at least one healthcare-associated infection. Overall, this amounts to an estimated total of 3.2 million patients each year.

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Download the press release of ECDC here.