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Table 1 A list of parameters for Clostridium difficile

From: Modeling Clostridium difficile in a hospital setting: control and admissions of colonized and symptomatic patients

Description Symbol Sample value References
Probability of having high levels of serum antibodies to C. difficile p 0.6 [13, 25]
Probability of colonization at admission with high levels of serum antibodies λ A 0.06 [24, 25]
Probability of colonization at admission with low levels of serum antibodies λ C 0.04 [24, 25]
Probability of having symptomatic patients at admission λ I 0.01 [26, 27]
Discharge rate of uncolonized and colonized patients (day −1) γU,γA,γC 0.2 [28]
Probability of developing clinical symptoms q 0.2 [30]
Probability of death due to C. difficile r 0.1 [2, 22]
Treatment rate (day −1) ν 0.1 [8, 33]
Transmission rate from colonized patients βA,βC 0.006 [2, 16, 29]
Transmission rate from symptomatic patients β I 0.008 [16, 29]
Control effort factor for symptomatic patients σ 0−1(1,0.1) (varying)
Control effort factor for colonized patients ε 0−1(1,0.1) (varying)