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Table 2 Estimated model parameters for Model 5

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

Parameters

Symbol (unit)

Median values (95% credible intervals)

Background acquisition coefficient

β0 (×10− 4) (/susceptible/day)

76 (26 to 130)

Cross-transmission coefficient in patients who were not contact isolated

β1 (×10− 4) (/VRE colonised or infected patient that was not contact isolated/susceptible/day)

4.9 (0.049 to 33)

Cross-transmission coefficient in patients who were contact isolated

β2 (×10−4) (/VRE colonised or infected patient that was contact isolated/susceptible/day)

1.7 (0.012 to 82)

Probability of detection for passive surveillance

λ

0.044 (0.016 to 0.14)

Ratio of VRE transmission with contact isolation versus without contact isolation

0.33 (0.050 to 1.22)

Proportion of VRE colonisation/infection that was acquired via cross-transmission

(%)

0.17 (0.0015–0.72)