According to the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care, recent studies conducted in Europe report prevalence rates of patients affected by HCAI (Health Care Associated Infections) range from 4.6% to 9.3%. Approximately 5 million HCAIs are estimated to occur in acute care hospitals in Europe annually, representing around 25 million extra days of hospital stay. HCAI contributes to death in at least 2.7% of cases (135000 deaths per year). In less developed countries HCAI prevalence rates range from 15% to over 30% among hospital patients.
The most common vehicle of transmission of HCAIs from patient to patient is Healthcare workers’ hands. The best measure hospitals and other healthcare institutions can take to prevent the spread of HCAIs is properly enforced hand hygiene.
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