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Economic evaluation of interventions for prevention of hospital acquired infections: a systematic review.

Arefian H, Vogel M, Kwetkat A, et al. Economic Evaluation of Interventions for Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections: A Systematic Review. PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0146381. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146381.

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January 20, 2016
Arefian H, Vogel M, Kwetkat A, et al. PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0146381.

Health care–associated infections are a longstanding patient safety priority, and intensive multifaceted interventions have been shown to prevent them. This systematic review examined economic analyses of interventions to prevent hospital-acquired infections and found highly positive cost–benefit ratios. Although the authors raised concerns that quality of reporting in the identified studies was low, they concluded that preventing hospital-acquired infections is a cost-effective patient safety strategy. A PSNet perspective on the business case for patient safety discussed health care–associated infections.

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Arefian H, Vogel M, Kwetkat A, et al. Economic Evaluation of Interventions for Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections: A Systematic Review. PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0146381. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146381.