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Measuring the Cost of Healthcare Acquired Infections

  • Nicholas Graves
  • William Jarvis
  • Kate Halton
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  • We discuss why estimates of the costs of HAI are made.

  • The differences between the accountancy and economics approaches to costing are illustrated.

  • The relevance of the different approaches for economic appraisal is discussed.

  • The different epidemiological methods available to investigate associations between HAI and cost outcomes are reviewed.

Keywords

Infection Control Variable Cost Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Average Cost Cost Outcome 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyInstitute of Health & Biomedical InnovationKelvin GroveAustralia
  2. 2.Hilton HeadUSA

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