N Graves

Summary

Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Surgical treatment approaches and reimbursement costs of surgical site infections post hip arthroplasty in Australia: a retrospective analysis
    Katharina M D Merollini
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:91. 2013
  2. pmc Health service pathways for patients with chronic leg ulcers: identifying effective pathways for facilitation of evidence based wound care
    Helen Edwards
    School of Nursing, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Nursing, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:86. 2013
  3. pmc Cost effectiveness of antimicrobial catheters in the intensive care unit: addressing uncertainty in the decision
    Kate A Halton
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, GPO Box 48, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001 Australia
    Crit Care 13:R35. 2009
  4. pmc The Working After Cancer Study (WACS): a population-based study of middle-aged workers diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their return to work experiences
    Louisa G Gordon
    Griffith University, Griffith Health Institute, Centre for Applied Health Economics, University Drive, Meadowbrook Q4131, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:604. 2011
  5. pmc Living Well with Diabetes: a randomized controlled trial of a telephone-delivered intervention for maintenance of weight loss, physical activity and glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes
    Elizabeth G Eakin
    The University of Queensland, Level 3 Public Health Building, School of Population Health, Cancer Prevention Research Centre, Herston Road, Herston, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:452. 2010
  6. pmc Perinatal HIV transmission and the cost-effectiveness of screening at 14 weeks gestation, at the onset of labour and the rapid testing of infants
    Belinda Udeh
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 8:174. 2008
  7. pmc The use of economic evaluation in CAM: an introductory framework
    Emily Ford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:66. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Who bears the cost of healthcare-acquired surgical site infection?
    N Graves
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 69:274-82. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Nosocomial infection, the Deficit Reduction Act, and incentives for hospitals
    Nicholas Graves
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove Urban Village, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 4059, Australia
    JAMA 300:1577-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with health care-acquired urinary tract infection
    Nicholas Graves
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 35:387-92. 2007

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Publications49

  1. pmc Surgical treatment approaches and reimbursement costs of surgical site infections post hip arthroplasty in Australia: a retrospective analysis
    Katharina M D Merollini
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:91. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to identify current treatment approaches in Queensland, Australia, show success rates and quantify the costs of different treatments...
  2. pmc Health service pathways for patients with chronic leg ulcers: identifying effective pathways for facilitation of evidence based wound care
    Helen Edwards
    School of Nursing, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Nursing, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:86. 2013
    ..g. multiple care providers, costs of care and treatments. This study aimed to identify effective health service pathways of care which facilitated evidence-based management of chronic leg ulcers...
  3. pmc Cost effectiveness of antimicrobial catheters in the intensive care unit: addressing uncertainty in the decision
    Kate A Halton
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, GPO Box 48, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001 Australia
    Crit Care 13:R35. 2009
    ..There is uncertainty amongst clinicians over which, if any, A-CVCs to use. We re-evaluated the cost effectiveness of all commercially available A-CVCs for prevention of CR-BSI in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
  4. pmc The Working After Cancer Study (WACS): a population-based study of middle-aged workers diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their return to work experiences
    Louisa G Gordon
    Griffith University, Griffith Health Institute, Centre for Applied Health Economics, University Drive, Meadowbrook Q4131, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:604. 2011
    ..The study will identify barriers to work resumption, describe limitations on workforce participation, and evaluate the influence of these factors on health-related quality of life...
  5. pmc Living Well with Diabetes: a randomized controlled trial of a telephone-delivered intervention for maintenance of weight loss, physical activity and glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes
    Elizabeth G Eakin
    The University of Queensland, Level 3 Public Health Building, School of Population Health, Cancer Prevention Research Centre, Herston Road, Herston, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:452. 2010
    ..Telephone-delivered interventions have the potential to address these gaps...
  6. pmc Perinatal HIV transmission and the cost-effectiveness of screening at 14 weeks gestation, at the onset of labour and the rapid testing of infants
    Belinda Udeh
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 8:174. 2008
    ..This leads to many cases of vertically transmitted HIV. A better policy is required for the U.S. Virgin Islands...
  7. pmc The use of economic evaluation in CAM: an introductory framework
    Emily Ford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:66. 2010
    ..In a world of scarce health care resources and an emphasis on efficiency and clinical efficacy, CAM, as indeed do all other treatments, requires rigorous evaluation to be considered in budget decision-making...
  8. doi request reprint Who bears the cost of healthcare-acquired surgical site infection?
    N Graves
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 69:274-82. 2008
    ..These results can be used to inform subsequent cost-effectiveness analyses that evaluate the efficiency of programmes to reduce the risks of HA-SSI...
  9. doi request reprint Nosocomial infection, the Deficit Reduction Act, and incentives for hospitals
    Nicholas Graves
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove Urban Village, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 4059, Australia
    JAMA 300:1577-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with health care-acquired urinary tract infection
    Nicholas Graves
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 35:387-92. 2007
    ..Health care-acquired urinary tract infection is common, and the risk factors should be understood by those who manage hospitalized patients and researchers interested in interventions and programs designed to reduce rates...
  11. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a telephone-delivered intervention for physical activity and diet
    Nicholas Graves
    Queensland University of Technology, Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 4:e7135. 2009
    ..The cost-effectiveness of a Telephone Counselling intervention to improve physical activity and diet, targeting adults with established chronic diseases in a low socio-economic area of a major Australian city was examined...
  12. pmc Cost-effectiveness of an intervention to reduce emergency re-admissions to hospital among older patients
    Nicholas Graves
    School of Public Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS ONE 4:e7455. 2009
    ..A cost-effectiveness model to estimate the costs and health benefits of the intervention was implemented...
  13. doi request reprint Estimating the cost of health care-associated infections: mind your p's and q's
    Nicholas Graves
    Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 50:1017-21. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint A policy case study of blood in Australia
    Nicholas Graves
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 71:1677-82. 2010
    ..We conclude that the absence of a strong voice for cost-effectiveness was an important omission in this decision...
  15. pmc Funding grant proposals for scientific research: retrospective analysis of scores by members of grant review panel
    Nicholas Graves
    School of Public Health and Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    BMJ 343:d4797. 2011
    ..To quantify randomness and cost when choosing health and medical research projects for funding...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of healthcare-acquired infection on length of hospital stay and cost
    Nicholas Graves
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:280-92. 2007
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  17. pmc Economics and preventing hospital-acquired infection
    Nicholas Graves
    Centre for Health Research Public Health CHR PH, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:561-6. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Correcting for bias when estimating the cost of hospital-acquired infection: an analysis of lower respiratory tract infections in non-surgical patients
    Nicholas Graves
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection, Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Health Econ 14:755-61. 2005
    ..We find that a 10% reduction in ex ante risk of HAI results in an expected savings of pound 693 ($ US 984)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of pressure ulcers on length of hospital stay
    Nicholas Graves
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove QLD, 4059, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:293-7. 2005
    ..Hospitalized patients who develop a pressure ulcer during their hospital stay are at a greater risk for increased length of stay as compared with patients who do not...
  20. ncbi request reprint Would universal antenatal screening for HIV infection be cost-effective in a setting of very low prevalence? Modelling the data for Australia
    Nicholas Graves
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Centre for Health Care Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Infect Dis 190:166-74. 2004
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Modeling the economic losses from pressure ulcers among hospitalized patients in Australia
    Nicholas Graves
    Queensland University of Technology, School of Public Health, and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Center for Health Care Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Wound Repair Regen 13:462-7. 2005
    ..By preventing pressure ulcers, public hospitals can improve efficiency and the quality of the patient's experience and health outcome...
  22. pmc Costs of surgical site infections that appear after hospital discharge
    Nicholas Graves
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:831-4. 2006
    ..46%. Strong evidence showed that these infections caused minor additional costs, which contradicts existing literature. We discuss why previous studies might have overstated costs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analyses and modelling the lifetime costs and benefits of health-behaviour interventions
    Nicholas Graves
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, QLD 4059, Australia
    Chronic Illn 2:97-107. 2006
    ..The existing literature only captures short-term economic and health outcomes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Economics and preventing hospital-acquired infection: broadening the perspective
    Nicholas Graves
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:178-84. 2007
    ..To present a hypothetical model of the change in economic costs and health benefits to society that result from nosocomial infection control programs...
  25. ncbi request reprint The Logan Healthy Living Program: a cluster randomized trial of a telephone-delivered physical activity and dietary behavior intervention for primary care patients with type 2 diabetes or hypertension from a socially disadvantaged community--rationale, de
    Elizabeth G Eakin
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:439-54. 2008
    ..Thus there is an important need to evaluate other feasible and effective means of delivering evidence-based physical activity and dietary behaviour programs to patients in primary care, including telephone counseling interventions...
  26. doi request reprint Catheter-related bloodstream infections in intensive care units: a systematic review with meta-analysis
    Prabha Ramritu
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 62:3-21. 2008
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Humans, 'things' and space: costing hospital infection control interventions
    K Page
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 84:200-5. 2013
    ..One of the largest costs of any intervention is staff time, but this cost is difficult to quantify and has been largely ignored in previous attempts...
  28. ncbi request reprint A review of the cost-effectiveness of face-to-face behavioural interventions for smoking, physical activity, diet and alcohol
    L Gordon
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Q4029, Australia
    Chronic Illn 3:101-29. 2007
    ..To assess the evidence for the cost-effectiveness of health behaviour interventions that address the major behavioural risk factors for chronic disease, including smoking, physical inactivity, poor diet, and alcohol misuse...
  29. doi request reprint The costs arising from pressure ulcers attributable to malnutrition
    Merrilyn D Banks
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Clin Nutr 29:180-6. 2010
    ..To estimate the economic consequences of pressure ulcer attributable to malnutrition...
  30. pmc Economic evaluation and catheter-related bloodstream infections
    Kate Halton
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:815-23. 2007
    ..This will inform future data collection and improve our understanding of the economics of preventing these infections...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hospitals are dangerous places
    Adrian G Barnett
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:672. 2008
    ..To estimate the effect of day of the week on the odds of being discharged alive from an intensive care unit (ICU)...
  32. doi request reprint Excess length of stay due to central line-associated bloodstream infection in intensive care units in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico
    Adrian G Barnett
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1106-14. 2010
    ..To estimate the excess length of stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) due to a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), using a multistate model that accounts for the timing of infection...
  33. doi request reprint Multiple health behavior changes and co-variation in a telephone counseling trial
    Sheleigh P Lawler
    The University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, 4006, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 39:250-7. 2010
    ..Delivering effective multiple health behavior interventions to large numbers of adults with chronic conditions via primary care settings is a public health priority...
  34. doi request reprint Using a longitudinal model to estimate the effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection on length of stay in an intensive care unit
    Adrian G Barnett
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1186-94. 2009
    ..Results confirm the importance of MRSA infection in increasing stay in an intensive care unit but suggest that previous work may have systematically overestimated the effect size...
  35. doi request reprint The time-dependent bias and its effect on extra length of stay due to nosocomial infection
    Adrian G Barnett
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Value Health 14:381-6. 2011
    ..This leads to the "time-dependent bias," which biases multiplicative hazard ratios. We demonstrate the time-dependent bias on the additive scale of extra length of stay...
  36. doi request reprint Cost effectiveness of nutrition support in the prevention of pressure ulcer in hospitals
    M D Banks
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:42-6. 2013
    ..This study estimates the economic outcomes of a nutrition intervention to at-risk patients compared with standard care in the prevention of pressure ulcer...
  37. ncbi request reprint A comparison of competing methods for the detection of surgical-site infections in patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the knee, partial and total arthroplasty of hip and femoral or similar vascular bypass
    M Curtis
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Queensland Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Level 1, Building 17, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 57:189-93. 2004
    ..9%. Based on these results we do not support retrospective review of ICD-10-AM codes in preference prospective surveillance for SSI...
  38. doi request reprint A systematic review comparing the relative effectiveness of antimicrobial-coated catheters in intensive care units
    Prabha Ramritu
    The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 36:104-17. 2008
    ..To develop policy for managing the risks of these infections, all available evidence for prevention strategies should be synthesized and understood...
  39. ncbi request reprint Modeling the costs of hospital-acquired infections in New Zealand
    Nicholas Graves
    Centre for Health Care Related Infectious Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:214-23. 2003
    ..To model the economic costs of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in New Zealand, by type of HAI...
  40. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of routine follow-up after primary total hip arthroplasty
    Katharina Maria Dorothea Bolz
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Arthroplasty 25:191-6. 2010
    ..5 and $11.9 million and gains of between 1.8 and 8.8 quality-adjusted life years. Policy makers should investigate less resource-intensive alternatives to common routine postsurgical assessment...
  41. doi request reprint Modeling length of stay in hospital and other right skewed data: comparison of phase-type, gamma and log-normal distributions
    Malcolm Faddy
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Value Health 12:309-14. 2009
    ..To undertake critical comparisons with alternative models based on the gamma and log-normal distributions. To demonstrate the effect of poorly fitting models on decision-making...
  42. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and estimates of the cumulative incidence of hospital-acquired infections among patients admitted to Auckland District Health Board Hospitals in New Zealand
    Nicholas Graves
    Centre for Health Care Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and the School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:56-61. 2003
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Overcrowding and understaffing in modern health-care systems: key determinants in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission
    Archie Clements
    Division of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:427-34. 2008
    ..Future decision making should use epidemiological and economic evidence to evaluate the effect of systems changes on the incidence of MRSA infection and other adverse events...
  44. ncbi request reprint The time to recommend antenatal HIV screening for all pregnant women has arrived
    John B Ziegler
    Med J Aust 181:124-5. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Nonrandom selection and the attributable cost of surgical-site infections
    Frances Birrell
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:556; author reply 556. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint The cost effectiveness of universal antenatal screening for HIV in New Zealand
    Dale Bramley
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    AIDS 17:741-8. 2003
    ..To model the incremental costs and benefits of a universal antenatal HIV screening programme in New Zealand (NZ)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Antenatal screening for HIV
    Dale Bramley
    N Z Med J 115:24. 2002
  48. ncbi request reprint Cost data for individual patients included in clinical studies: no amount of statistical analysis can compensate for inadequate costing methods
    Nicholas Graves
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
    Health Econ 11:735-9. 2002
    ..For the results of clinical studies to be valid both cost methods and the methods used for the statistical analysis of cost data should be of a high quality...
  49. ncbi request reprint Attributable cost and length of stay for patients with central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection in Mexico City intensive care units: a prospective, matched analysis
    Francisco Higuera
    General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:31-5. 2007
    ..No information is available about the financial impact of central venous catheter (CVC)-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) in Mexico...