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Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004

Epidemiology and Cost of Nosocomial Gastroenteritis, Avon, England, 2002–2003

Ben A. Lopman*Comments to Author , Mark H. Reacher*, Ian B. Vipond†, Dawn Hill‡, Christine Perry§, Tracey Halladay¶, David W. Brown*, W. John Edmunds*, and Joyshri Sarangi†
Author affiliations: *Health Protection Agency, London, UK; †Health Protection Agency, Bristol, UK; ‡United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol, UK; §North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK; ¶Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, Bath, UK

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Table 4

Costs associated with staff absence from nosocomial outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease, Avon, England, April 2002–March 2003

Row Item Figure
A Number of staff cases 1,360
B Mean duration of illness 2.4
C Recommended days staff should remain absent following recovery 2
D Weekly proportion of days worked 5:7
E Daily cost of NHS nursea £113
Total cost of staff absenceb £482,944 
(US$ 794,110)

aNational average cost based on midpoint of grade E nurse.
bA x (B + C) x D x E.

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