Ros Plowman BA MSc PhD RGN
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I originally trained as a nurse and subsequently worked in a variety of clinical settings. I then studied for a BA in Human Sciences at Oxford University and an MSc in Health Planning and Financing at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. On completion of my MSc I was appointed project co-ordinator of a study which assessed the economic burden of hospital acquired infections and this became the basis of my PhD thesis, which focused on the economic burden of infections occurring in surgical patients. I became involved with the LSHTM distance-learning programme in November 2001 and I am currently the Course Director for the Public Health PGCert/PGDip/MSc course.
My research interests include the economics of infection and the costs and benefits of selected infection control activities.
Reporting ethics committee approval and patient consent by study design in five general medical journals.
Schroter, S.; Plowman, R.; Hutchings, A.; Gonzalez, A.;
J Med Ethics, 2006; 32(12):718-23
The rate and cost of hospital-acquired infections occurring in patients admitted to selected specialties of a district general hospital in England and the national burden imposed
Plowman, R.; Graves, N.; Griffin, M. A. S.; Roberts, J. A.; Swan, A. V.; Cookson, B.; Taylor, L.
Journal of Hospital Infection, 2001; 47(3):198-209
An economic model to assess the cost and benefits of the routine use of silver alloy coated urinary catheters to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections in catheterized patients
Plowman, R.; Graves, N.; Esquive, J.; Roberts, J. A.
Journal of Hospital Infection, 2001; 48(1):33-42
Adverse events in British hospitals - Hospital acquired infections consume bed days and resources
Plowman, R.; Roberts, J. A.; Graves, N.; Griffin, M. A. S.; Cookson, B.; Taylor, L.
British Medical Journal, 2001; 322(7299):1426; author reply 1427
The epic project: developing national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections
Graves, N.; Plowman, R.; Roberts, J. A.
Journal of Hospital Infection, 2001; 48(4):320-321
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