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Table 1 Definition and quantification of variables

From: Cost comparison of MRSA screening and management – a decision tree analysis

Variable Description Average value Min value Max value References
P t MRSA prevalence of all inpatients 3.08% 1.20% 5.30% [12]
P r MRSA prevalence of high-risk inpatients 11.94% 3.85% 20.6% [12]
P n.i. MRSA prevalence of patients without indication for a targeted screening 0.03% 0.03% 0.03% [13]
RT no iso Rate of MRSA transmission not in isolation per day 0.029 0.0014 0.1400 [12]
RT iso Rate of MRSA transmission in isolation per day 0.003 0.0008 0.0090 [12]
Sen PCR Sensitivity of PCR method 91.09% 62.50% 100% [12]
Sen cul Sensitivity of culture method 88.73% 53.00% 100% [12]
SP PCR Specificity of PCR method 95.79% 83.70% 100% [12]
SP cul Specificity of culture method 93.23% 68.00% 100% [12]
C p iso Average costs for pre-emptive isolation per day 62.77 € 9.45 € 145.11 € [12]
C MRSA Average costs per MRSA case per day 506.92 € 213.51 € 1,411.44 € [12]
LOS MRSA Average length of stay of MRSA patients in days 24.88 18 39 [12]