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Taplitz, Randy A. Ritter, Michele L. and Torriani, Francesca J. 2017. Infectious Diseases.
Dhar, Sorabh Cook, Evelyn Oden, Mary and Kaye, Keith S. 2016. Building a Successful Infection Prevention Program. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, Vol. 30, Issue. 3, p. 567.
Furuya, E. Yoko Dick, Andrew W. Herzig, Carolyn T. A. Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Monika Larson, Elaine L. and Stone, Patricia W. 2016. Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Reduction and Bundle Compliance in Intensive Care Units: A National Study. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 37, Issue. 07, p. 805.
Gould, Jane M. Hennessey, Patricia Kiernan, Andrea Safier, Shannon and Herman, Martin 2016. A Novel Prevention Bundle to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Spinal Fusion Patients. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 37, Issue. 05, p. 527.
Graves, Nicholas Page, Katie Martin, Elizabeth Brain, David Hall, Lisa Campbell, Megan Fulop, Naomi Jimmeison, Nerina White, Katherine Paterson, David Barnett, Adrian G. and Deshpande, Abhishek 2016. Cost-Effectiveness of a National Initiative to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Using the Outcome of Healthcare Associated Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia. PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, Issue. 2, p. e0148190.
Otter, J.A. Burgess, P. Davies, F. Mookerjee, S. Singleton, J. Gilchrist, M. Parsons, D. Brannigan, E.T. Robotham, J. and Holmes, A.H. 2016. Counting the cost of an outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: an economic evaluation from a hospital perspective. Clinical Microbiology and Infection,
Spencer, Maureen Vignari, Michelle Bryce, Elizabeth Johnson, Helen Boehm Fauerbach, Loretta and Graham, Denise 2016. A model for choosing an automated ultraviolet-C disinfection system and building a case for the C-suite: Two case reports. American Journal of Infection Control,
Branch-Elliman, Westyn Wright, Sharon B. and Howell, Michael D. 2015. Determining the Ideal Strategy for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Prevention. Cost–Benefit Analysis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 192, Issue. 1, p. 57.
Mansur, A. Klee, Y. Popov, A. F. Erlenwein, J. Ghadimi, M. Beissbarth, T. Bauer, M. and Hinz, J. 2015. Primary bacteraemia is associated with a higher mortality risk compared with pulmonary and intra-abdominal infections in patients with sepsis: a prospective observational cohort study. BMJ Open, Vol. 5, Issue. 1, p. e006616.
Reddy, Sujan C Jacob, Jesse T Varkey, Jay B and Gaynes, Robert P 2015. Antibiotic use in US hospitals: quantification, quality measures and stewardship. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy, Vol. 13, Issue. 7, p. 843.
Hadaway, Lynn Wise, Marcia Orr, Marsha Bayless, Angela Dalton, Lisa and Guerin, Gwenda 2014. Making the Business Case for Infusion Teams. Journal of Infusion Nursing, Vol. 37, Issue. 5, p. 321.
Otter, J.A. Yezli, S. Perl, T.M. Barbut, F. and French, G.L. 2014. Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare.
Page, K. Barnett, A.G. Campbell, M. Brain, D. Martin, E. Fulop, N. and Graves, N. 2014. Costing the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative. Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 88, Issue. 3, p. 141.
Thom, Kerri A. Li, Shanshan Custer, Melissa Preas, Michael Anne Rew, Cindy D. Cafeo, Christina Leekha, Surbhi Caffo, Brian S. Scalea, Thomas M. and Lissauer, Matthew E. 2014. Successful implementation of a unit-based quality nurse to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 42, Issue. 2, p. 139.
Daniels, Kelly R. and Frei, Christopher R. 2013. The United States' progress toward eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections: Incidence, mortality, and hospital length of stay from 1996 to 2008. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 41, Issue. 2, p. 118.
Harbarth, S. 2013. What can we learn from each other in infection control? Experience in Europe compared with the USA. Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 83, Issue. 3, p. 173.
Kennedy, Edward H. Greene, M. Todd and Saint, Sanjay 2013. Estimating hospital costs of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 8, Issue. 9, p. 519.
Macedo-Viñas, M. De Angelis, G. Rohner, P. Safran, E. Stewardson, A. Fankhauser, C. Schrenzel, J. Pittet, D. and Harbarth, S. 2013. Burden of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections at a Swiss University hospital: excess length of stay and costs. Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 84, Issue. 2, p. 132.
Quinn, Emma Mitton, Craig and Ward, Jeanette 2013. Knowledge Translation in Health Care.
Vandijck, Dominique Cleemput, Irina Hellings, Johan and Vogelaers, Dirk 2013. Infection prevention and control strategies in the era of limited resources and quality improvement: A perspective paper. Australian Critical Care, Vol. 26, Issue. 4, p. 154.
While society would benefit from a reduced incidence of nosocomial infections, there is currently no direct reimbursement to hospitals for the purpose of infection control, which forces healthcare institutions to make economic decisions about funding infection control activities. Demonstrating value to administrators is an increasingly important function of the hospital epidemiologist because healthcare executives are faced with many demands and shrinking budgets. Aware of the difficulties that face local infection control programs, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Board of Directors appointed a task force to draft this evidence-based guideline to assist hospital epidemiologists in justifying and expanding their programs. In Part 1, we describe the basic steps needed to complete a business-case analysis for an individual institution. A case study based on a representative infection control intervention is provided. In Part 2, we review important basic economic concepts and describe approaches that can be used to assess the financial impact of infection prevention, surveillance, and control interventions, as well as the attributable costs of specific healthcare-associated infections. Both parts of the guideline aim to provide the hospital epidemiologist, infection control professional, administrator, and researcher with the tools necessary to complete a thorough business-case analysis and to undertake an outcome study of a nosocomial infection or an infection control intervention.
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