Table 5

Expected costs in an average general NHS hospital attributable to HCAIs stratified by percentage reduction in HCAIs

Percentage reduction in HCAIs attributable to the electronic audit and feedback systemTotal annual hospital cost attributable to HCAIs in an average NHS hospital with 76 053 adult admissions per annum, 4473 HCPs and 510 adult inpatient beds
Current practiceCurrent practice with the electronic audit and feedback systemCost difference between the two strategies
25%£11 878 053£9 189 209−£2 688 844
20%£11 878 053£9 783 226−£2 094 827
15%£11 878 053£10 377 243−£1 500 810
10%£11 878 053£10 971 259−£906 794
5%£11 878 053£11 565 276−£312 777
  • HCAI, healthcare-associated infection; HCP, healthcare practitioner; NHS, National Health Service.