Direct costs of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in the burn unit of a public teaching hospital

Stephen J. Wilson, Cynthia J. Knipe, Madeline J. Zieger, Kari M. Gabehart, Joyce E. Goodman, Helen M. Volk, Rajiv Sood

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Abstract

We conducted a case-control study to determine the attributable direct costs of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB) in the burn unit of a public teaching hospital. The mean total hospital cost of patients who acquired MDRAB was $98,575 higher than that of control patients who had identical burn severity of illness indices (P <. 01). These data should help infection control practitioners and others determine the cost-effectiveness of specific interventions designed to control this emerging nosocomial pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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Burn Units
Acinetobacter baumannii
Public Hospitals
Teaching Hospitals
Severity of Illness Index
Infection Control Practitioners
Costs and Cost Analysis
Hospital Costs
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Case-Control Studies

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Direct costs of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in the burn unit of a public teaching hospital. / Wilson, Stephen J.; Knipe, Cynthia J.; Zieger, Madeline J.; Gabehart, Kari M.; Goodman, Joyce E.; Volk, Helen M.; Sood, Rajiv.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 32, No. 6, 10.2004, p. 342-344.

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Wilson, Stephen J. ; Knipe, Cynthia J. ; Zieger, Madeline J. ; Gabehart, Kari M. ; Goodman, Joyce E. ; Volk, Helen M. ; Sood, Rajiv. / Direct costs of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in the burn unit of a public teaching hospital. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2004 ; Vol. 32, No. 6. pp. 342-344.
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