Cost-effectiveness of hospital infection control interventions in resource-limited settings

Luangasanatip, Nantasit (2015) Cost-effectiveness of hospital infection control interventions in resource-limited settings. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


The aim of this project was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of hand hygiene interventions in resource-limited hospital settings. Using data from north-east Thailand, the research found that such interventions are likely to be very cost-effective in intensive care unit settings as a result of reduced incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection alone. This study also found evidence showing that the World Health Organization's (WHO) multimodal intervention is effective and when adding either goal-setting, reward incentives, or accountability strategies to the WHO intervention, compliance could be further improved.

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ID Code: 86993
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Cooper, Ben & Graves, Nicholas
Additional Information: An embargo has been granted by the Faculty until 31/08/2016.
Keywords: healthcare-associated infection, nosocomial infection, hand hygiene intervention, infection control, health economics, economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, transmission dynamic model, decision analytic model, resource limited settings
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2015 02:52
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 14:00

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