Estimating the Attributable Disease Burden and Effects of Interhospital Patient Sharing on Clostridium difficile Infections.

@article{Sewell2019EstimatingTA,
  title={Estimating the Attributable Disease Burden and Effects of Interhospital Patient Sharing on Clostridium difficile Infections.},
  author={Daniel K. Sewell and Jacob Simmering and Samuel Justice and Sriram V. Pemmaraju and Alberto Maria Segre and Philip Polgreen},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2019},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={
          656-661
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the burden of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) due to interfacility patient sharing at regional and hospital levels. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. METHODS We used data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project California State Inpatient Database (2005-2011) to identify 26,878,498 admissions and 532,925 patient transfers. We constructed a weighted, directed network among the hospitals by defining an edge between 2 hospitals to be the monthly… CONTINUE READING

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