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    Methods of information in…
    2007
  • DOI:10.1160/ME9062

Attributable mortality due to nosocomial infections. A simple and useful application of multistate models.

@article{Schumacher2007AttributableMD,
  title={Attributable mortality due to nosocomial infections. A simple and useful application of multistate models.},
  author={Martin Schumacher and Martin Wangler and Martin Wolkewitz and Jan Beyersmann},
  journal={Methods of information in medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={
          595-600
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Nosocomial infections constitute a major medical problem leading to increased morbidity and mortality of patients. Besides prolongation of length of hospital stay, hospital mortality attributable to those infections is often the quantity of interest when describing their impact and consequences. Since occurrence of nosocomial infections is a time-dynamic process, estimation of this quantity might be hampered by that fact. A general framework shall be developed for defining and… CONTINUE READING

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