Clostridium difficile infection in a Department of Veterans Affairs long-term care facility.


In a Veterans Affairs medical center, 39% of healthcare facility-onset, healthcare facility-associated Clostridium difficile infections had their onset in the affiliated long-term care facility (LTCF). Eighty-five percent of LTCF-onset patients had been transferred from the hospital within the past month. Delays in diagnosis and treatment were common for… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/659765