Publication
Title
Estimation of the cumulative incidence of hospital-acquired bacteremia from prevalence data: a formula
Author
Abstract
We evaluated the validity of the formula of Rhame and Sudderth to estimate the cumulative incidence of nosocomial bacteremia from prevalence studies. The observed cumulative incidence was threefold higher than the calculated cumulative incidence. We do not recommend converting prevalence into incidence data for nosocomial bloodstream infections.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Infection control and hospital epidemiology. - Thorofare, N.J., 1988, currens
Publication
Thorofare, N.J. : 2005
ISSN
0899-823X
Volume/pages
26:4(2005), p. 415-417
ISI
000228362500015
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 22.01.2009
Last edited 07.09.2017