Valuation of hospital bed-days released by infection control programs: A comparison of methods

Stewardson, Andrew J., Harbarth, Stephan, & Graves, Nicholas (2014) Valuation of hospital bed-days released by infection control programs: A comparison of methods. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(10), pp. 1294-1297.

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Abstract

We performed a contingent valuation survey to elicit the opportunity cost of bed-days consumed by healthcare-associated infections in 11 European hospitals. The opportunity cost of a bed-day was significantly lower than the accounting cost; median values were i72 and i929, respectively (P ! .001). Accounting methods overestimate the opportunity cost of bed-days...

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ID Code: 82776
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1086/678063
ISSN: 1559-6834
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 2015 The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2015 23:41
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 21:45

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