The calculations presented here show a modest change in infection rates and associated costs. However, the ultimate goal of any infection prevention program should be to strive for
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References – Worth Switching
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- Advani S, Reich NG, Sengupta A, et al. Central line-associated bloodstream infection in hospitalized children with peripherally inserted central venous catheters: extending risk analyses outside the intensive care unit. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52(9):1108-1115.
- Zimlichman E, Henderson D, Tamir O, et al. Health care-associated infections: a meta-analysis of costs and financial impact on the US health care system. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2039-2046. The $45,814 figure stated in the above calculator is the average between $30,919-$65,245, as referenced in this article.
- Zimlichman E, Henderson D, Tamir O, et al. Health care-associated infections: a meta-analysis of costs and financial impact on the US health care system [published online ahead of print September 2, 2013]. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;2. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9763.
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- Warren DK, Quadir WW, Hollenbeak CS, et al. Attributable cost of catheter-associated bloodstream infections among intensive care patients in a nonteaching hospital. Crit Care Med. 2006;34(8):2084–2089.