Excess length of stay and mortality due to Clostridium difficile infection: a multi-state modelling approach.

@article{Kleef2014ExcessLO,
  title={Excess length of stay and mortality due to Clostridium difficile infection: a multi-state modelling approach.},
  author={Esther van Kleef and Nathan Green and Simon D Goldenberg and Julie V. Robotham and Barry Cookson and Mark Jit and W. John Edmunds and Sarah R Deeny},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          213-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The burden of healthcare-associated infections, such as healthcare-acquired Clostridium difficile (HA-CDI), can be expressed in terms of additional length of stay (LOS) and mortality. However, previous estimates have varied widely. Although some have considered time of infection onset (time-dependent bias), none considered the impact of severity of HA-CDI; this was the primary aim of this study. METHODS The daily risk of in-hospital death or discharge was modelled using a Cox… CONTINUE READING

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