Costs of Surgical Site Infections That Appear After Hospital Discharge3
Graves, Nicholas, Halton, Kate, Curtis, Merrilyn, Doidge, Shane, Lairson, David, McLaws, Mary-Lou, & Whitby, Michael (2006) Costs of Surgical Site Infections That Appear After Hospital Discharge3. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(5), pp. 831-834.
Data were collected from surgical patients in hospital and on four occasions post-discharge. The incidence rate of post-discharge surgical-site-infection was 8.46%. There was strong evidence that these infections caused only minor additional costs and this contradicts the existing literature. We discuss why costs might be overstated in previous studies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Costs and Cost Analysis, Surgical Wound Infection, Community Health Services, Economics, Patient Discharge, Hospitalization|
|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 2006 (The authors)|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:21|
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