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Using a longitudinal model to estimate the effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection on length of stay in an intensive care unit.

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Health-care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection may cause increased hospital stay, or sometimes death. Quantifying this effect is complicated because the exposure is time dependent: infection may prolong hospital stay, while longer stays increase infection risk. In this paper, the authors overcome these problems by using a multinomial longitudinal model to estimate the daily probability of death and discharge. They then extend the basic model to estimate ho...

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10.1093/aje/kwp249

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Journal:
American journal of epidemiology
Volume:
170
Issue:
9
Pages:
1186-1194
Publication date:
2009-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-6256
ISSN:
0002-9262
URN:
uuid:0e7e83e4-6a68-417b-bfb9-45d1ea900730
Source identifiers:
223866
Local pid:
pubs:223866

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