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.
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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