What is my risk of a hospital-acquired infection?
Your risk of getting an infection in hospital is approximately 8 in 100 (8%); this includes getting MRSA or a Clostridium difficile bowel infection. This figure is higher if you are in a “high-risk” group of patients such as patients who have had:
- long-term drainage tubes (e.g. catheters);
- bladder removal;
- long hospital stays; or
- multiple hospital admissions.