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Table 1 Extract of the data showing the artificial censoring of the patients who died in the hospital at the time of their death, denoted by “cens”. It shows the patient identification number (“id”), transition state (“from” and “to”), time taken by the patient to move from state 0 to the current state “to” is given by “time”. State “1” defines when the patient is infected, state “2” defines when the patient is discharged alive and in model A, state “3” defines death of the patient at the hospital while the same patients are artificially censored in model B

From: Bias due to censoring of deaths when calculating extra length of stay for patients acquiring a hospital infection

Id From To Time
Model A    
22 0 1 4
22 1 2 16
29 0 1 6
29 1 3 22
.. .. .. ..
245 0 2 28
250 0 2 9
.. .. .. ..
4 0 3 11
17 0 3 4
.. .. .. ..
.. .. .. ..
Model B    
22 0 1 4
22 1 2 16
29 0 1 6
29 1 cens 22
.. .. .. ..
245 0 2 28
250 0 2 9
.. .. .. ..
4 0 cens 11
17 0 cens 4
.. .. .. ..
.. .. .. ..