Estimating the cost of health care-associated infections: mind your p's and q's.

@article{Graves2010EstimatingTC,
  title={Estimating the cost of health care-associated infections: mind your p's and q's.},
  author={Nicholas Graves and Stephan Harbarth and Jan Beyersmann and Adrian Gerard Barnett and Kate Halton and Ben S. Cooper},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={1017-21}
}
Monetary valuations of the economic cost of health care-associated infections (HAIs) are important for decision making and should be estimated accurately. Erroneously high estimates of costs, designed to jolt decision makers into action, may do more harm than good in the struggle to attract funding for infection control. Expectations among policy makers might be raised, and then they are disappointed when the reduction in the number of HAIs does not yield the anticipated cost saving. For this… CONTINUE READING
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