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Valuation of hospital bed-days released by infection control programs: a comparison of methods

Published inInfection control and hospital epidemiology, vol. 35, no. 10, p. 1294-1297
Publication date2014
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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 €72 and €929, respectively (P < .001). Accounting methods overestimate the opportunity cost of bed-days.

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STEWARDSON, Andréw James, HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen, GRAVES, Nicholas. Valuation of hospital bed-days released by infection control programs: a comparison of methods. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2014, vol. 35, n° 10, p. 1294–1297. doi: 10.1086/678063
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