Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections in European hospitals

Healthcare-associated infections increase the morbidity, risk of mortality and length of hospital stay for affected patients, in addition to increased healthcare costs.

Using data from a point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals, carried out by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Stockholm, Sweden) we take a visual snapshot of the key results; from the origin to the causative bacteria.

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