Slovenia infection control market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.77% over the forecast period 2019 to 2025. To assess the risk posed by the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the third national prevalence survey was conducted in Slovenia in 2017. Under this survey, the patients were enrolled in a cross-sectional study in the month of November for one day. After that, descriptive analyses were carried out in order to describe the characteristics of the admitted patients and the results of their exposure to a variety of invasive procedures and the prevalence of the different types of healthcare-associated infections. There were a total of 5,473 patients that underwent the testing [procedures, among which 4.4% of the patients showed the prevalence of at least one HAI, whereas, 2.2% of the patients were still being treated for the HAI on the survey day, making the total prevalence 6.6%. pneumonia was 1.8%, as compared to the surgical site infections which stood at 1.5%. The UTI’s were 1.2%. Moreover, in the intensive care units (ICUs), the patients who had acquired infections were 30.6%. Therefore, due to the high risk of acquiring healthcare-associated infections, that too in the intensive care units calls for intensive disinfection and sanitization methods in order to minimize this risk and provide proper infection control solutions, which is anticipated to increase the demand over the forecast period and lead to market growth.
Moreover, Slovenia is involved in the spending of a large portion of its GDP on accelerating the development of the healthcare system and resulted in an increase in the condition of healthcare facilities. In addition, the life expectancy in Slovenia is also higher than the EU average slightly. It was 80.1 for the females and 73.1 years for males as of 2017. In conjunction, the geriatric population is growing, which is encouraging doctors to use more of the infection control measures and proving a boost to the market growth.
Healthcare industry to witness increasing adoption and increase its share
The healthcare industry is estimated to hold a significant share in the market owing to the fact that there is an increasing demand for quality healthcare by the individuals in the population as there are many individuals acquiring infections from hospitals due to the unsanitary conditions and sub-standard infection control practices. This is increasing the efforts and contributions by market players coupled with Slovenia increasing its spending on healthcare to provide the residents with better and safer services to minimize the risks of contracting infections.
Sterilization is gaining popularity
As the sterilization process is bale to kill microbes, germs, and bacteria, it has started to be increasingly used by the healthcare workers and professionals, before conducting any surgeries so that no disease that the previous patient might have had is passed on to other patients and the mortality rate is effectively contained.