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Table 1 Comparison of different models

From: Mathematical modelling of vancomycin-resistant enterococci transmission during passive surveillance and active surveillance with contact isolation highlights the need to identify and address the source of acquisition

Model number β 0 β 1 β 2 v λ λ 2 Convergence achieved
1 Assume β0 = 0 Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated No
2 Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated No
3 Assume β0 = 0 Estimated Estimated Assume v = 1 Estimated Assume λ and λ2 related by PD, whereby PD is 0.775/7 No
4 Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated Assume λ and λ2 related by PD, whereby PD is 0.775/7 No
5 Estimated Estimated Estimated Assume v = 1 Estimated Assume λ and λ2 related by PD, whereby PD is 0.775/7 Yes