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Using economic data to reduce healthcare-acquired infection

Halton, Kate A. & Graves, Nicholas (2010) Using economic data to reduce healthcare-acquired infection. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1324), pp. 6-8.

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    In this issue Burns et al. report an estimate of the economic loss to Auckland City Hospital from cases of healthcare-associated bloodstream infection. They show that patients with infection stay longer in hospital and this must impose an opportunity cost because beds are blocked. Harder to measure costs fall on patients, their families and non-acute health services. Patients face some risk of dying from the infection.

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    ID Code: 39408
    Item Type: Journal Article
    ISSN: 1175-8716
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
    Divisions: 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 2010 Please consult the authors.
    Deposited On: 06 Jan 2011 09:49
    Last Modified: 01 Jun 2011 00:59

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