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Research and Markets: Hospital-acquired Infection Incidence - Trends in Taiwan
[June 07, 2012]

Research and Markets: Hospital-acquired Infection Incidence - Trends in Taiwan

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Dublin - Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's (News - Alert) new report "Hospital-acquired Infection Incidence - Trends in Taiwan" to their offering.

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Hospital-acquired Infection Incidence - Trends in Taiwan offers qualitative insights into the initiatives takes by hospitals and the government to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections. Frost & Sullivan has interviewed key opinion leaders and infection control personnel in Taiwan to gain an understanding on the current policies, strategies, and gaps in tackling HAI. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly analyze the following infections types: blood stream infection (BSI), surgical site infection, respiratory tract infection (RTI), urinary tract infection (UTI), others {infections of skin and soft tissues, eye (ophthalmic), reproductive organs, and stomach and intestine (gastritis)}.

Market Overview

Outbreaks of SARS and the Flu Jolts Taiwan's Department of Health into Implementing Nationwide Infection Control Measures

Private Hospitals Accounted for 75 Percent of the HAI Cases in Taiwan in 2010, as thy Had More Numbers of Beds

After a fierce outbreak of flu and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan, the country's Department of Health (DoH) went into overdrive and introduced a slew of infection control programs. Measures such as hospital accreditation and ratings based on patient safety and quality control encourages medical institutions to establish an effective nosocomial infection control system. Other initiatives, across hospitals, include the Hand Hygiene Project', Clean Wound Infection Rate', and Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy'. The Government has also established the Taiwan Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (TNIS) to control infection rates and help devise effective policies. Currently, hospitals voluntary report instances of HAI to the TNIS. The feedback from TNIS helps hospitals to improve their quality of care and safety environment for both patients and healthcare workers. Further, as Taiwan is gearing for medical tourism, the Government is promoting the Program of Nosocomial Infection Control Inspection and Quality Improvement in hospitals, says the analyst of this research.

According to the DoH, out of the total 2,608,751 in-patient admissions in 2010, an estimated 100,000 cases of HAI were reported, indicating a prevalence rate of 4 percent. The most frequent infections are UTI, followed by BSI, and RTI, with RTI being the biggest cause of lost bed days (267,088 lost bed days). Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has incorporated the guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and best practices followed by both the United States and European Union to effectively reduce the number of HAI cases. In turn, the participants in the infection control market, namely the manufacturers of disinfectant equipment, gels, and scrubs, could implement the best practices followed in Taiwan and replicate the same in other countries of the Asia Pacific, notes the analyst.

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

By Infection Type:

- Blood stream infection

- Surgical site infection

- Respiratory tract infection

- Urinary tract infection

- Others (infections of skin and soft tissues, eye (ophthalmic), reproductive organs, and stomach and intestine (gastritis))

By Hospital Ward:

- Medical ward

- Surgical ward

- Intensive care units

- Laboratories

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