Clostridium difficile colitis in older adults in long-term facilities and the community: do their outcomes differ?

@article{Dharmarajan2000ClostridiumDC,
  title={Clostridium difficile colitis in older adults in long-term facilities and the community: do their outcomes differ?},
  author={Thiruvinvamalai S Dharmarajan and Bijendra Patel and M Sipalay and Edward Paul Norkus},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={58-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if older adults from long-term care facilities (LTCF) have a greater risk of death than older people in the community after the development of Clostridium difficile (CD) colitis during hospitalization. DESIGN A retrospective review of medical records from all older hospitalized patients with a confirmed diagnosis of CD colitis from February 1995 to February 1997 at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, NY, a University hospital of the New York Medical College… CONTINUE READING