Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004
Epidemiology and Cost of Nosocomial Gastroenteritis, Avon, England, 2002–2003
|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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