Table 4

Deterministic sensitivity analyses showing the range of values when individual variables were changed by ±25%, but bounded by 0% and 100%

VariableBase case valueTotal annual hospital cost attributable to HCAIsAnnual number of HCAIsAnnual number of deaths attributable to HCAIsAnnual number of days of absenteeism from work among front-line HCPs due to HCAIsAnnual number of occupied hospital bed days due to HCAIs
Percentage of adult inpatients acquiring a HCAI4.74%£1 613 329 251–£2 686 525 980503 422–829 78017 095–28 491not applicable4 232 156–7 053 518
Annual number of adult admissions into NHS hospitals in England13 765 571£1 613 329 212–£2 686 525 980503 422–829 78017 095–28 491not applicable4 232 156–7 053 518
Percentage of front-line HCPs acquiring a HCAI1.72%£2 149 044 076–£2 150 811 155663 130–670 072not applicable46 864–78 1075 642 809–5 642 866
Annual number of front-line NHS staff working in NHS hospitals in England809 661£2 149 044 076–£2 150 811 155663 130–670 07246 864–78 1075 642 809–5 642 866
Percentage of front-line HCPs who are absent from work after acquiring a HCAI90.00%£2 149 063 710–£2 150 320 299not applicablenot applicable47 211–69 4285 642 809–5 642 850
Percentage of front-line HCPs admitted into hospital after acquiring a HCAI0.10%£2 149 910 930–£2 149 944 301not applicablenot applicable62 486–62 4865 642 809–5 642 866
Percentage of front-line HCPs who are absent from work after acquiring a HCAI and replaced by bank or agency staff14%£2 149 060 761–£2 150 794 469not applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
Mean length of time HCPs are absent from work after acquiring a HCAI (days)5.00£2 149 060 761–£2 150 794 469not applicablenot applicable46 864–78 107not applicable
Mean length of stay in intensive care after acquiring a HCAI (days)3.97£2 149 481 612–£2 150 373 619not applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
Percentage who are placed in isolation after acquiring a HCAI10.00%£2 116 776 617–£2 183 078 614not applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
Mean length of ward stay as a result of acquiring a HCAI (days)9.10£1 621 610 957–£2 678 244 273not applicablenot applicablenot applicable4 232 128–7 053 546
Percentage of all HCAI-related discharges that result in an outpatient appointment31.00%£2 142 075 227–£2 157 780 004not applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
Percentage of patients who die after acquiring a HCAI3.49%£2 150 211 742–£2 149 643 488not applicable17 095–28 491not applicablenot applicable
  • HCAI, healthcare-associated infection; HCP, healthcare professional; NHS, National Health Service.