Talk by Dr. Derek Sonderegger (Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, Northern Arizona University)

3/13/2019  Wilson Hall 1-144  3:10-4:00pm


Hospital acquired infections (HAI) are infections that occur at the treatment center after a patient has been admitted for another issue. Genotyping disease strains allows for transmission detection, but is prohibitively expensive. Here we consider various levels of sampling effort and the resulting inference on the estimated HAI rate when using two different estimation methods. Finally we explore why a large sampling effort is required to produce reasonably precise estimates.