The German Federal Ministry of Health assumes that 400,000 to 600,000 patients in Germany are annually infected by germs when they get medical treatment. Every year, up to 15,000 persons die due to these infections.
Some of these additional costs are borne by the health insurances but a large portion must be paid by the institutions!
If nothing changes regarding hygiene, the number of people who die due to (multi-resistant) germs will probably rise dramatically. A recent study assumes that the fatalities could rise up to 400,000 in Europe alone until the year 2050.