Parameter | Value | Source |

Probabilities | ||

Probability of patients acquiring a HCAI | 0.047 | 7 |

Probability of patients dying as a result of a HCAI | 0.035 | 8 |

Probability of HCPs acquiring a HCAI | 0.017 | 19 20 |

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 | 44 |

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 | 0.950 | Assumption |

Probability of HCPs being admitted into hospital as a result of acquiring a HCAI | 0.100 | Assumption |

Probability of being placed in isolation following a HCAI | 0.100 | 21 |

Probability of being transferred to ICU as a result of a HCAI | 0.000 | 16 22 23 |

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

Probability of a follow-up outpatient appointment after being discharged from hospital | 0.310 | 16 45 46 |

Resource use | ||

Mean additional length of ward stay as a result of acquiring a HCAI (days) | 9.100 | 16 |

Mean number of HCAI-related follow-up outpatient appointments following hospital discharge | 0.800 | 47 |

Mean length of time in ICU (days) | 3.970 | 23 |

Mean length of time HCPs are absent from work after acquiring a HCAI (days) | 5.000 | Assumption |

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