To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure firstname.lastname@example.org
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
To determine the costs of the interventions aimed at controlling the 4-month outbreak and to determine the attributable length of stay (LOS) associated with infection and colonization with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.
A retrospective cost analysis was conducted from the hospital perspective. A micro-costing approach was employed. The LOS of four groups of hospitalized patients were compared with each other. National Perinatal Information Center criteria were used to stratify infants for severity of risk. The LOS of each group was compared with that of a national sample of similarly stratified infants.
A level III-IV, 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit.
Infant groups were infected (n = 8), colonized (n = 14), concurrent cohort (n = 54), and prior cohort (n = 486).
The cost of the outbreak totaled $341,751. The largest proportion of costs was related to healthcare worker time providing direct patient care (2,489 hours at a cost of $146,331). Infected and colonized neonates had longer LOS than either the concurrent cohort or the prior cohort (P < .001). Compared with the national sample, infected infants had a 48.5-day longer mean LOS (95% confidence interval [CI95], 1.7 to 95.2), whereas the prior cohort's mean LOS was 6 days shorter (CI95, -9.4 to -2.9).
This study increases the understanding of the burden of these multidrug-resistant organisms. Further research is needed to estimate the societal costs of these infections and the cost-effectiveness of preventive interventions.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.