Table 1

Parameters in the model
Parameter Value Source
Average length of stay in intensive care units 4 days [17]
Average length of stay in regular ward 7 days UMC
Admission from another hospitals 5% UMC
Staff : patient ratio in intensive care units 1:1 UMC
Staff : patient ratio in regular ward 5:18 UMC
Staff : patient ratio of HCWs not restricted to single wards ~1:8.7 UMC
Duration of colonization in extramural population (mean) 370 days [13,14]
Transmission risk intensive care units : regular ward 3:1 Assumption
Specificity of rapid diagnostic test 96% [12]
Sensitivity of rapid diagnostic test 93% [12]
Turnaround time of rapid diagnostic test 1 day [12]
Specificity of conventional microbiological test (back-up test) 100% Gold standard test assumed to be perfect
Sensitivity of conventional microbiological test (back-up test) 100% Gold standard test assumed to be perfect
Turnaround time of conventional microbiological test (back-up test) 4 days [12]

UMC-parameters estimated from data from University Medical Center Utrecht.

Gurieva et al.

Gurieva et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:302   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-302

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