Journal article

Attributable Length of Stay, Mortality Risk, and Costs of Bacterial Health Care-Associated Infections in Australia: A Retrospective Case-cohort Study

XJ Lee, AJ Stewardson, LJ Worth, N Graves, TM Wozniak

CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Unbiased estimates of the health and economic impacts of health care-associated infections (HAIs) are scarce and focus largely on patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). We sought to estimate the hospital length of stay (LOS), mortality rate, and costs of HAIs and the differential effects on patients with an antimicrobial-resistant infection. METHODS: We conducted a multisite, retrospective case-cohort of all acute-care hospital admissions with a positive culture of 1 of the 5 organisms of interest (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, or Enterococcus faecium) from 1 January 2012 through 30 December 2016. Data linkage was us..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC "Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North: A multidisciplinary collaboration (HOT NORTH)"


Awarded by Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE) Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). T.M.W. is supported by NHMRC "Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North: A multidisciplinary collaboration (HOT NORTH)" (grant number GNT1131932) and the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE) (grant number GNT1116530) Fellowship. A.J.S. is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (grant number GNT1141398).