Derivation and validation of a simple, accurate and robust prediction rule for risk of mortality in patients with Clostridium difficile infection

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BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection poses a significant healthcare burden. However, the derivation of a simple, evidence based prediction rule to assist patient management has not yet been described. METHOD Univariate, multivariate and decision tree procedures were used to deduce a prediction rule from over 186 variables; retrospectively collated… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-316

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