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Direct Costs of a Contact Isolation Day: A Prospective Cost Analysis at a Swiss University Hospital

  • Jan A. Roth (a1) (a2), Claudia Hornung-Winter (a1) (a2), Isabel Radicke (a1) (a2), Balthasar L. Hug (a2) (a3), Monika Biedert (a2) (a4), Christian Abshagen (a2) (a4), Manuel Battegay (a1) (a2) and Andreas F. Widmer (a1) (a2)...
Abstract

We prospectively evaluated direct costs of contact precautions using on-site observation. Additional mean costs per patient day were calculated for extra materials used, increased workload, and one-off isolation activities. The cost of contact precautions was $158.90 (95% confidence interval, $124.90‒$192.80) per patient day.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:101–103

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Address correspondence to Prof Dr Andreas F. Widmer, MD, MS, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland (andreas.widmer@usb.ch).
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