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Preventing HAI and the Health Benefits that Result

  • Nicholas Graves
  • William Jarvis
  • Kate Halton
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  • We define quality adjusted life years (QALYs) and show how they are calculated.

  • A method to estimate the total number of QALYs gained from preventing infections is demonstrated.

  • The information required to estimate QALYs is described.

  • The methods for finding this information are reviewed.

Keywords

Health State Health Benefit Surgical Site Infection Utility Score Standard Gamble 
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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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