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An augmented data method for the analysis of nosocomial infection data.

Abstract:

The analysis of nosocomial infection data for communicable pathogens is complicated by two facts. First, typical pathogens more commonly cause asymptomatic colonization than overt disease, so transmission can be only imperfectly observed through a sequence of surveillance swabs, which themselves have imperfect sensitivity. Any given set of swab results can therefore be consistent with many different patterns of transmission. Second, data are often highly dependent: the colonization status of ...

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10.1093/aje/kwn176

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Author
Journal:
American journal of epidemiology
Volume:
168
Issue:
5
Pages:
548-557
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1476-6256
ISSN:
0002-9262
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uuid:0ed3ea76-5a49-4bf6-88ee-5a6bb6d6484a
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223872
Local pid:
pubs:223872

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