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Who bears the cost of healthcare-acquired surgical site infection?

Graves, Nicholas; Halton, Kate; Doidge, S; Lairson, D; Whitby, M; Clements, Archie


The aim of this study was to estimate the economic costs of healthcare-acquired surgical site infection (HA-SSI) and show how they are distributed between the in-hospital and post-discharge phases of care and recovery. A quantitative model of the epidemiology and economic consequences of HA-SSI was used, with data collected from a prospective cohort of surgical patients and other relevant sources. A logical model structure was specified and data applied to model parameters. A hypothetical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2008.04.022


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