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Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) affects millions of patients worldwide. HAI is associated with increased healthcare costs, owing primarily to increased hospital length of stay (LOS) but calculating these costs is complicated due to time-dependent bias. Accurate estimation of excess LOS due to HAI is essential to ensure we invest in cost-effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures.
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Name: The Journal of hospital infection
Accounting for time-dependency and competing events are strongly recommended to estimate excess length of stay (LOS) and risk of death associated with healthcare-associated infections.
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The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Information relating to itemized coding of procedures and costs associated with healthcare delivery, used as a means for tracking healthcare utilization, patterns of care, and treatment outcomes.
In health care reimbursement, especially in the prospective payment system, those patients who require an unusually long hospital stay or whose stay generates unusually high costs.
Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.
Prospective risk assessment tool aimed at identifying potential risks and their impact in healthcare settings.
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