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Economics and preventing healthcare acquired infection

Graves, Nicholas, Halton, Kate A., & Jarvis, William (2009) Economics and preventing healthcare acquired infection. Springer, New York.

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Abstract

The evolution of organisms that cause healthcare acquired infections (HAI) puts extra stress on hospitals already struggling with rising costs and demands for greater productivity and cost containment. Infection control can save scarce resources, lives, and possibly a facility’s reputation, but statistics and epidemiology are not always sufficient to make the case for the added expense. Economics and Preventing Healthcare Acquired Infection presents a rigorous analytic framework for dealing with this increasingly serious problem. -----

Engagingly written for the economics non-specialist, and brimming with tables, charts, and case examples, the book lays out the concepts of economic analysis in clear, real-world terms so that infection control professionals or infection preventionists will gain competence in developing analyses of their own, and be confident in the arguments they present to decision-makers. The authors: -----

Ground the reader in the basic principles and language of economics. -----

Explain the role of health economists in general and in terms of infection prevention and control. -----

Introduce the concept of economic appraisal, showing how to frame the problem, evaluate and use data, and account for uncertainty. -----

Review methods of estimating and interpreting the costs and health benefits of HAI control programs and prevention methods. -----

Walk the reader through a published economic appraisal of an infection reduction program. -----

Identify current and emerging applications of economics in infection control. ----

Economics and Preventing Healthcare Acquired Infection is a unique resource for practitioners and researchers in infection prevention, control and healthcare economics. It offers valuable alternate perspective for professionals in health services research, healthcare epidemiology, healthcare management, and hospital administration. -----

Written for: Professionals and researchers in infection control, health services research, hospital epidemiology, healthcare economics, healthcare management, hospital administration; Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA)

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ID Code: 29457
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Keywords: HAI health economics health services research healthcare management healthcare quality healthcare-associated infection hospital epidemiology hospital-acquired infection infection control nosocomial infection
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Keywords: HAI , health economics , health services research , healthcare management , healthcare quality , healthcare-associated infection , hospital epidemiology , hospital-acquired infection , infection control , nosocomial infection
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-72651-9
ISBN: 9780387726496
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Health Economics (140208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (110800) > Medical Infection Agents (incl. Prions) (110802)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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