Table 5

Distribution of 63 healthcare-associated infections among 61 patients*

Type of infectionTotalSite ASite B
Total infections63 (100.0)†13 (100.0)50 (100.0)†
Pneumonia15 (23.8)†1 (7.7)14 (28.0)†
 Ventilator-associated5 (7.9)1 (7.7)4 (8.0)
Clinical sepsis10 (15.9)0 (0.0)10 (20.0)
Urinary tract infection8 (12.7)3 (23.1)5 (10.0)
 Device-associated‡4 (6.3)1 (7.7)3 (6.0)
Primary bloodstream infection7 (11.1)3 (23.1)4 (8.0)
 Central catheter related4 (6.3)2 (15.4)2 (4.0)
Surgical site infection7 (11.1)2 (15.4)5 (10.0)
Hepatobiliary system infection6 (9.5)2 (15.4)4 (8.0)
 Device-associated4 (6.3)2 (15.4)2 (4.0)
Gastrointestinal infection3 (4.8)0 (0.0)3 (6.0)
Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection2 (3.2)0 (0.0)2 (4.0)
Eye, ear, nose, throat or mouth infection3 (4.8)1 (7.7)2 (4.0)
Skin and soft tissue infection1 (1.6)0 (0.0)1 (2.0)
Bone and joint infection1 (1.6)1 (7.7)0 (0.0)
Central nervous system infection1 (1.6)0 (0.0)1 (2.0)
Cardiovascular system infection1 (1.6)0 (0.0)1 (2.0)
  • *Values are the number of infections, with the percentage of the total number of healthcare-associated infections in parentheses according to the survey site.

  • †One infection was related to a previous hospitalisation in an acute care hospital other than one of the studied hospitals.

  • ‡One infection was a urethral stent-associated infection, and three were urethral catheter-associated infections.