The impact of observation units on the rate of hospital-acquired infection Journal Article


Authors: Sheahan, A. D.; Sepkowitz, K. A.
Article Title: The impact of observation units on the rate of hospital-acquired infection
Abstract: Using Clostridium difficile as an example, we calculated the impact that reduced inpatient-day denominators resulting from implementation of hospital observation units would have on hospital-acquired infection rates. Using proposed scenarios of reduced inpatient-days, we estimated an increase in the hospital-acquired C. difficile infection rate of up to 12%. © 2013 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.
Journal Title: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume: 34
Issue: 12
ISSN: 0899-823X
Publisher: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America  
Date Published: 2013-12-01
Start Page: 1318
End Page: 1320
Language: English
DOI: 10.1086/673984
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 24225619
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 2 December 2013" - "CODEN: ICEPE" - "Source: Scopus"
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