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Table 2 Frequency of medical device placement or invasive procedures

From: Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in Piemonte, Italy: results from a second regional prevalence study

Devices/Invasive procedures No. of patients Prevalence % Missing data %
Surgical procedures during the stay 2159 28.1 1.9
Urinary catheter within 7 days prior to the study 2461 31.7 0.9
Urinary catheter at the time of admission 881 11.3 0.4
On the day of the study, presence of:
Urinary catheter 2155 27.5 0.1
Peripheral venous catheter (CVP) 4107 52.6 0.3
Central venous catheter (CVC) 1106 14.1 0.2
Mechanical ventilation 226 2.9 0.3
Parenteral nutrition 608 7.8 0.2