Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- The rate and cost of hospital-acquired infections occurring in patients admitted to selected specialties of a district general hospital in England and the national burden imposedR Plowman
Infection Control Unit, Laboratory of Hospital Infection, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, UK
J Hosp Infect 47:198-209. 2001..26 pounds; 1080.97 million pounds) per annum. The results presented represent the gross economic benefits that might accrue if these infections are prevented. Further research is required to establish the net benefits of prevention...
- An economic model to assess the cost and benefits of the routine use of silver alloy coated urinary catheters to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections in catheterized patientsR Plowman
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
J Hosp Infect 48:33-42. 2001..4% reduction in catheterized surgical patients, would cover the cost of the intervention. Any further reduction in incidence would result in net positive benefits...