Prevalence and Outcomes of Infection Among Patients in Intensive Care Units in 2017

This article documents the findings from a 24-hour point prevalence study conducted at 1150 centers in 88 countries on September 13, 2017. The study found 54% of patients in the ICU had suspected or proven infection; 70% of all patients were receiving at least 1 antibiotic (prophylactic or therapeutic). The hospital mortality was 30% in patients with proven or suspected infection.