Antibiotics and Clostridium difficile diarrhea in the ambulatory care setting.

  title={Antibiotics and Clostridium difficile diarrhea in the ambulatory care setting.},
  author={Dina G. Levy and Andy Stergachis and Lynne Vernice McFarland and Krista A Van Vorst and David J. L. Graham and E. Suzanne Johnson and Byung Joo Park and Deborah Shatin and Jon C Clouse and Gary W. Elmer},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  volume={22 1},
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of Clostridium difficile diarrhea (CDD) and the risk for CDD associated with different oral antibiotics commonly used in the ambulatory care setting. METHODS The prevalence of CDD was determined for enrollees in 4 UnitedHealth Group-affiliated health plans between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 1994. Cases were identified based on the presence of an inpatient or outpatient claim with a primary diagnosis of diarrhea, a… CONTINUE READING

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