Ben S Cooper

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Affiliation: Health Protection Agency
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The analysis of hospital infection data using hidden Markov models
    Ben Cooper
    Department of Epidemiology, Kresge Building, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biostatistics 5:223-37. 2004
  2. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals and the community: stealth dynamics and control catastrophes
    B S Cooper
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University of London, WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10223-8. 2004
  3. pmc An augmented data method for the analysis of nosocomial infection data
    Ben S Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:548-57. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Transmission of SARS in three Chinese hospitals
    Ben S Cooper
    Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:71-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Confronting models with data
    Ben S Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:88-92. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Introducing the ORION Statement, a CONSORT equivalent for infection control studies
    B S Cooper
    Health Protection Agency, Colindale, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:85-7. 2007
  7. pmc Poxy models and rash decisions
    Ben Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling, and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London NW9 5EQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12221-2. 2006
  8. pmc Delaying the international spread of pandemic influenza
    Ben S Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling, and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e212. 2006
  9. pmc Screening, isolation, and decolonisation strategies in the control of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in intensive care units: cost effectiveness evaluation
    Julie V Robotham
    Modelling and Economics, Health Protection Agency, London NW9 5EQ, UK
    BMJ 343:d5694. 2011
  10. pmc The Feedback Intervention Trial (FIT)--improving hand-hygiene compliance in UK healthcare workers: a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial
    Christopher Fuller
    Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e41617. 2012

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint The analysis of hospital infection data using hidden Markov models
    Ben Cooper
    Department of Epidemiology, Kresge Building, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biostatistics 5:223-37. 2004
    ..Compared to the standard hidden Markov model, the new approach is more parsimonious, is more biologically plausible, and allows key epidemiological parameters to be estimated...
  2. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals and the community: stealth dynamics and control catastrophes
    B S Cooper
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University of London, WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10223-8. 2004
    ..If resources do not scale with MRSA prevalence, isolation policies can fail "catastrophically."..
  3. pmc An augmented data method for the analysis of nosocomial infection data
    Ben S Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:548-57. 2008
    ..The method is applied to illustrative data from an interrupted time-series study of vancomycin-resistant enterococci transmission in a hematology ward...
  4. doi request reprint Transmission of SARS in three Chinese hospitals
    Ben S Cooper
    Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 14:71-8. 2009
    ..To quantify the transmissibility of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in hospitals in mainland China and to assess the effectiveness of control measures...
  5. ncbi request reprint Confronting models with data
    Ben S Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:88-92. 2007
    ..These tools should allow us to address questions that would have been impossible to answer using previous analytical techniques...
  6. ncbi request reprint Introducing the ORION Statement, a CONSORT equivalent for infection control studies
    B S Cooper
    Health Protection Agency, Colindale, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:85-7. 2007
  7. pmc Poxy models and rash decisions
    Ben Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling, and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London NW9 5EQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12221-2. 2006
  8. pmc Delaying the international spread of pandemic influenza
    Ben S Cooper
    Statistics, Modelling, and Bioinformatics Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e212. 2006
    ..Moreover, the large increases that have occurred in international air travel might be expected to lead to more rapid global dissemination than in previous pandemics...
  9. pmc Screening, isolation, and decolonisation strategies in the control of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in intensive care units: cost effectiveness evaluation
    Julie V Robotham
    Modelling and Economics, Health Protection Agency, London NW9 5EQ, UK
    BMJ 343:d5694. 2011
    ..To assess the cost effectiveness of screening, isolation, and decolonisation strategies in the control of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in intensive care units...
  10. pmc The Feedback Intervention Trial (FIT)--improving hand-hygiene compliance in UK healthcare workers: a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial
    Christopher Fuller
    Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e41617. 2012
    ..There is no RCT evidence showing how to do this. Systematic reviews suggest feedback is most effective and call for long term well designed RCTs, applying behavioural theory to intervention design to optimise effectiveness...
  11. ncbi request reprint The ORION statement: guidelines for transparent reporting of outbreak reports and intervention studies of nosocomial infection
    Sheldon P Stone
    Academic Department of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 7:282-8. 2007
    ..Journals and research councils are strongly recommended to incorporate it into their submission and reviewing processes. Feedback to the authors is encouraged and the statement will be revised in 2 years...
  12. doi request reprint Efficacy and limitation of a chlorhexidine-based decolonization strategy in preventing transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an intensive care unit
    Rahul Batra
    Directorate of Infection, Guy s and St Thomas National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Clin Infect Dis 50:210-7. 2010
    ..We report on the effect of an antiseptic protocol on acquisition of both endemic MRSA and an outbreak strain of MRSA sequence type 239 (designated TW)...
  13. pmc Clustering of antimicrobial resistance outbreaks across bacterial species in the intensive care unit
    Anne L M Vlek
    Centre for Clinical Infection and Diagnostics Research, Department of Infectious Diseases, King s College London and Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 57:65-76. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint Laboratory and in-use assessment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination of ergonomic computer keyboards for ward use
    A Peter R Wilson
    Department of Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
    Am J Infect Control 36:e19-25. 2008
    ..An ideal computer keyboard for clinical use would be easily cleanable and cleaned by staff, meet acceptable levels of usability, and not attract hospital bacteria...
  15. pmc Transmission dynamics and control of severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Marc Lipsitch
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Science 300:1966-70. 2003
    ..Public-health efforts to reduce transmission are expected to have a substantial impact on reducing the size of the epidemic...