Parameter | Value | Source |

Probabilities | ||

Probability of patients acquiring a HCAI | 0.047 | 24 |

Probability of patients dying as a result of a HCAI | 0.035 | 25 |

Probability of HCPs acquiring a HCAI | 0.017 | 26 27 |

Probability of HCPs being absent from work due to acquiring a HCAI | 0.900 | (Assumption) |

Probability of absent HCPs being replaced by agency or bank staff | 0.140 | 53 |

Probability of HCPs not being absent from work but unable to work at full capacity | 0.950 | (Assumption) |

Probability of HCPs not being absent from work and being supported by bank or agency staff | 0.000 | (Assumption) |

Probability of adult inpatients having increased length of hospital stay as a result of a HCAI | 1.000 | (Assumption) |

Probability of HCPs being admitted into hospital as a result of acquiring a HCAI | 0.001 | (Assumption) |

Probability of being placed in isolation following a HCAI | 0.100 | 28 |

Probability of being transferred to an ICU as a result of a HCAI | 0.0004 | 21 29 30 |

Probability of remaining on a ward after acquiring a HCAI | 0.900 | (Calculation) |

Probability of a follow-up hospital outpatient appointment | 0.310 | 29 54 55 |

Resource use | ||

Probable additional number of bed days as a result of a HCAI | 9.100 | 29 |

Number of follow-up hospital outpatient appointments | 0.800 | 56 |

Average number of days spent in critical care | 3.970 | 30 |

Length of time HCPs are off work and replaced by agency staff (days) | 5.000 | (Assumption) |

HCAI, healthcare-associated infection; HCP, healthcare practitioner; ICU, intensive care unit.