from Stewart et al. 2021
published in J Hosp Infect 114: P32-42
DOI 10.1016/j.jhin.2021.03.032

Personalized infection prevention and control: identifying patients at risk of healthcare-associated infection

Multimodal interventions can have an effect on time saving, error reduction and cost reduction

Part of the Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infections (ECONI) study. Identification of risk factors that increase the risk to develop HAI. The most significant risk factors for HAI were: treatment in a teaching hospital, older age, comorbidities (cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic renal failure, diabetes), emergency admission, longer stay, surgery, intensive care.