Table 3

Expected HCAI-related outcomes in an average general NHS hospital stratified by percentage reduction in HCAIs

Current practiceAssume the electronic audit and feedback system protocol leads to a:
25% reduction in HCAIs20% reduction in HCAIs15% reduction in HCAIs10% reduction in HCAIs5% reduction in HCAIs
Current practice with the EAFSDifference between the two strategiesCurrent practice with the EAFSDifference between the two strategiesCurrent practice with the EAFSDifference between the two strategiesCurrent practice with the EAFSDifference between the two strategiesCurrent practice with the EAFSDifference between the two strategies
Annual number of HCAIs avoided76 84377 76492177 58073777 39655277 21236877 027184
Annual number of deaths avoided due to HCAIs75 92775 9583175 9522575 9461975 9401375 9336
Annual number of days HCPs are absent from work due to HCAIs34525986*27669*29352*31135*32817*
Annual number of occupied hospital bed days due to HCAIs31 17623 382−779424 941−623526 500−467628 058−311829 617−1559
  • *Annual number of days of avoided absence due to HCAIs.

  • EAFS, electronic audit and feedback system; HCAI, healthcare-associated infection; HCP, healthcare practitioner; NHS, National Health Service.