The project HICARE: cross-sectoral action alliance against multi-resistant pathogens

Roland Linder, Isabell Thoms, Ingo Pfenning, Rolando Schadowski & Volker Möws
Multi-resistant pathogens are a serious problem on a considerable scale for the health sector. Patients with infections induced by multi-resistant bacteria cause enormous additional treatment costs of around 20,500 € per insured. Due to the recently used billing and documentation system there is a significant shortage of information transparency. The guidelines for hospital hygiene and infection prevention published by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) include a presumption provision, which means that subject to compliance with...