Prolongation of length of stay and Clostridium difficile infection: a review of the methods used to examine length of stay due to healthcare associated infections

@inproceedings{Mitchell2012ProlongationOL,
  title={Prolongation of length of stay and Clostridium difficile infection: a review of the methods used to examine length of stay due to healthcare associated infections},
  author={Brett G. Mitchell and Anne Gardner},
  booktitle={Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control},
  year={2012}
}
It is believed that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) contributes to a prolongation of length of stay (LOS). Recent literature suggests that models previously used to determine LOS due to infection have overestimated LOS, compared to newer statistical models. The purpose of this review is to understand the impact that CDI has on LOS and in doing so, describe the methodological approaches used. First, to investigate and describe the reported prolongation of LOS in hospitalised patients with… CONTINUE READING

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