Bloodstream infection

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

In the last 5 financial years (2017-2021), please provide details of negligence/financial claims made against NHS Trusts/clinical staff members or incident reports made for patients acquiring a bloodstream infection due to care they received in NHS (excluding blood transfusion)? Expressed as number of incidents and percentage of all claims/incidents (or expressed in any alternative data format which you have available)?

What number of these were associated with centrally inserted intravascular catheters (and percentage of all claims)?

How many of these were associated with (and percentage of all claims)?

Did any of these incidents lead to patient death?

What was the average cost per case, range of cost, and the total cost of all these cases over 5 years to NHS (and percentage of all claims costs in the same time period)?

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