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Multiple time scales in modeling the incidence of infections acquired in intensive care units

Palomar-Martinez 5 Francisco Alvarez-Lerma 4 Pedro Olaechea-Astigarraga 3 Adrian G. Barnett 7 Martin Schumacher 1 0 Freiburg Center of Data Analysis and Modelling, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg

Multilevel competing risk models to evaluate the risk of nosocomial infection

Introduction Risk factor analyses for nosocomial infections (NIs) are complex. First, due to competing events for NI, the association between risk factors of NI as measured using hazard rates may not coincide with the association using cumulative probability (risk). Second, patients from the same intensive care unit (ICU) who share the same environmental exposure are likely to be...

Concordance between European and US case definitions of healthcare-associated infections

Background Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is a valuable measure to decrease infection rates. Across Europe, inter-country comparisons of HAI rates seem limited because some countries use US definitions from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/NHSN) while other countries use European definitions from the Hospitals in Europe Link for...