Malcolm P. Price

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Identification of a population at high risk for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) would enable CDI prevention strategies to be designed. The purpose of this study was to create a clinical risk index that would predict those at risk for CDI. A CDI risk index was therefore developed, based on a cohort of hospital patients given broad-spectrum antibiotics,(More)
A prognostic factor is any measure that is associated with the risk of future health outcomes in those with existing disease. Often, the prognostic ability of a factor is evaluated in multiple studies. However, meta-analysis is difficult because primary studies often use different methods of measurement and/or different cut-points to dichotomise continuous(More)
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