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Acknowledgements The research team would like to express our gratitude to Jonathan Johnson at the Department of Education for his valuable advice and guidance. We also acknowledge the helpful support of the steering group throughout the project. We are indebted to all the colleges which provided information for the evaluation, and in addition, to the(More)
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with high mortality. Reducing incidence is a priority for patients, clinicians, the National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England alike. In June 2012, fidaxomicin (FDX) was launched for the treatment of adults with CDI. The objective of this evaluation was to collect robust real-world data to(More)
Molecular assays designed to provide bacterial identification and detection of resistance genes directly from positive blood cultures can significantly reduce the time to definitive results. This has the potential to improve patient management and antimicrobial stewardship. However, the extent of such an impact is yet to be fully assessed. We tested two(More)
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