Patient characteristics and clinical diagnoses, according to the presence or absence of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI).

Values are stated as numbers (percentages) unless stated otherwise.

*Missing data, n = 405.

Missing data, n = 21. ‘Internal medicine’ includes endocrine, gastrointestinal, haematological, and skin diseases. ENT, ear-nose-throat. ‘Thorax’ includes heart, lung, and vascular diseases.

‘Other infection types’ include cardiovascular system infection, eye, ear, nose, throat or mouth infection, reproductive tract infection, and skin and soft tissue infection. HCAI categories were defined according to the Centres for Disease Prevention and Control definitions.

§ ‘Time from admission to the day of prevalence’ is the time period between hospital admission and the day of the survey.

‘IQR’ is the interquartile range of the median.

Patient characteristics and clinical diagnoses, according to the presence or absence of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI).