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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010


Effects of Mumps Outbreak in Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2006

Amanda L. Bonebrake, Christina Silkaitis, Gaurav Monga, Amy Galat, Jay Anderson, JoEllyn Tiesi Trad, Kenneth Hedley, Nanette Burgess, and Teresa R. ZembowerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA (A.L. Bonebrake); University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago (A.L. Bonebrake); Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago (C. Silkaitis, G. Monga, A. Galat, J. Anderson, J.T. Trad, K. Hedley, N. Burgess, T.R. Zembower)

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Table 3

Financial effects of mumps outbreak, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2006*

Type of expense and department Cost, US$*
Human resources 1,066
Infection control and prevention 36,746
Laboratories 7,312
Medical administration 1,500
Nursing units 10,808
Patient escort 1,200
Risk management 300
Environmental and occupational safety 7,500
Total personnel cost
Corporate health 56,256
Human resources employee compensation 91,318
Infectious diseases clinic 1,000
Laboratories 6,842
Travel medicine and immunization center 2,240
Vaccination program 38,700
Total resource cost
Total cost to hospital 262,788

*Rounded to the nearest dollar.

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