Clostridium difficile colitis: a retrospective study of incidence and severity before and after institution of an alcohol-based hand rub policy.

@article{Knight2010ClostridiumDC,
  title={Clostridium difficile colitis: a retrospective study of incidence and severity before and after institution of an alcohol-based hand rub policy.},
  author={Nicole T Knight and Taylor Strait and Nicholas Anthony and R. Graves Lovell and Harry James Norton and Robert L. Sautter and Martin Scobey},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={
          523-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea is a leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. We sought to determine whether the institution of a hospital-wide alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) policy was associated with an increase in the incidence and/or severity of health care facility-onset, health care facility-associated C difficile diarrhea (CDAD). METHODS We used a retrospective chart review analysis to compare incidence rates of CDAD before and after implementation of the ABHR… CONTINUE READING
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