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Economics and Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infection

Graves, Nicholas (2004) Economics and Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(4), pp. 561-566.

Abstract

The economics of preventing hospital acquired infections is most often described in general terms. The underlying concepts and mechanisms are rarely made explicit but should be understood for research and policy-making. We define the key economic concepts without using technical language and specify an illustrative model using hypothetical data to identify how two related questions might be addressed. These are (a) how much should be invested for infection control, and, (b) what are the most appropriate infection control programmes? We aim to make explicit the economics of preventing hospital acquired infections.

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ID Code: 7718
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Cross Infection, Infection Control, Economics, Opportunity Cost, Cost Effectiveness Analysis
ISSN: 1080-6059
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (The authors)
Copyright Statement: Emerging Infectious Diseases is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. Government agency. Therefore, all materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases are in the public domain and can be used without permission. Proper citation, however, is required.
Deposited On: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:04

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