A Review of the Economics of Treating Clostridium difficile Infection

  title={A Review of the Economics of Treating Clostridium difficile Infection},
  author={Kari A. Mergenhagen and Amy L Wojciechowski and Joseph A. Paladino},
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a costly result of antibiotic use, responsible for an estimated 14,000 deaths annually in the USA according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annual costs attributable to CDI are in excess of $US1 billion. This review summarizes appropriate utilization of prevention and treatment methods for CDI that have the potential to reduce the economic and humanistic costs of the disease. Some cost-effective strategies to prevent CDI include… CONTINUE READING
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