Moving pathogens through hospital transfers

Posted by Juan fernandez on 7 de septiembre de 2022

When we move we carry many things with us: clothes, mobile phones, ideas, money… and also pathogens! In this work we construct the largest network of transfers of patients among US hospitals. We show that this transfer network actually correlates with cases of C.diff. infections.

Influence of a patient transfer network of US inpatient facilities on the incidence of nosocomial infections

J Fernández-Gracia, JP Onnela, ML Barnett, VM Eguíluz, NA Christakis

Scientific reports 7 (1), 1-9