Converting incidence and prevalence data of nosocomial infections: results from eight hospitals.

@article{Gastmeier2001ConvertingIA,
  title={Converting incidence and prevalence data of nosocomial infections: results from eight hospitals.},
  author={Petra Gastmeier and H. C. Braeuer and Dorith Sohr and Christine Geffers and Dietmar H Forster and Franz D. Daschner and Henning R{\"u}den},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={31-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the use of the formula of Rhame and Sudderth for the interconversion of prevalence and incidence data on the frequency of nosocomial infections. DESIGN Comparison of observed and calculated incidence data and prevalence data. SETTING One 8-week incidence investigation in the surgical and intensive care units of eight medium-sized hospitals; three separate point-prevalence studies in the same units. RESULTS The overall prevalence observed after the three prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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