Table 1

Model inputs

ParameterValueSource
Probabilities
Probability of patients acquiring a HCAI0.0477
Probability of patients dying as a result of a HCAI0.0358
Probability of HCPs acquiring a HCAI0.01719 20
Probability of HCPs being absent from work due to acquiring a HCAI0.900Assumption
Probability of absent HCPs being replaced by agency or bank staff0.14044
Probability of HCPs not being absent from work but unable to work at full capacity0.950Assumption
Probability of HCPs not being absent from work and being supported by bank or agency staff0.000Assumption
Probability of adult inpatients having increased length of hospital stay as a result of a HCAI0.950Assumption
Probability of HCPs being admitted into hospital as a result of acquiring a HCAI0.100Assumption
Probability of being placed in isolation following a HCAI0.10021
Probability of being transferred to ICU as a result of a HCAI0.00016 22 23
Probability of remaining on a ward after acquiring a HCAI0.900Calculation
Probability of a follow-up outpatient appointment after being discharged from hospital0.31016 45 46
Resource use
Mean additional length of ward stay as a result of acquiring a HCAI (days)9.10016
Mean number of HCAI-related follow-up outpatient appointments following hospital discharge0.80047
Mean length of time in ICU (days)3.97023
Mean length of time HCPs are absent from work after acquiring a HCAI (days)5.000Assumption
  • HCAI, healthcare-associated infection; HCP, healthcare professional; ICU, intensive care unit.