Advertisement
Research Article

Modelling the Costs and Effects of Selective and Universal Hospital Admission Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • Gijs Hubben mail,

    g.hubben@basecase.com

    Affiliations: Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, BaseCase Software, Berlin, Germany

    X
  • Martin Bootsma,

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Medical Microbiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    X
  • Michiel Luteijn,

    Affiliation: School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Belfast, United Kingdom

    X
  • Diarmuid Glynn,

    Affiliation: BaseCase Software, Berlin, Germany

    X
  • David Bishai,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    X
  • Marc Bonten equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marc Bonten, Maarten Postma

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    X
  • Maarten Postma equal contributor

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marc Bonten, Maarten Postma

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

    X
  • Published: March 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014783

About the Authors

Gijs Hubben, Maarten Postma
Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Martin Bootsma
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Martin Bootsma, Marc Bonten
Department of Medical Microbiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Gijs Hubben, Diarmuid Glynn
BaseCase Software, Berlin, Germany
Michiel Luteijn
School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Belfast, United Kingdom
David Bishai
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Corresponding Author

Email: g.hubben@basecase.com

Competing Interests

This study was financially supported by Becton Dickinson (San Diego, CA) and 3M (Minneapolis, MI), through research grants without publication restrictions. This did not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. GAAH and DMG are financially supported by BaseCase (Berlin, Germany). In their capacities as consultants for BaseCase software, GAAH and DMG have performed consulting work for Becton Dickinson. This did not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. DB, MJP, and JML declare no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GH MB DMB. Analyzed the data: GH MB DG. Wrote the paper: GH MB ML DG DMB. Principal investigator: MB. Supported the principal investigators and contributed to the manuscript: ML. Provided IT support and contributed to the manuscript: DG. Contributed to the study design: DMB. Critically reviewed all manuscript drafts and provided information on the clinical aspects of MRSA detection methods: DMB. Contributed to the supervision of this study: MJMB MP.