Epidemiology and healthcare costs of incident Clostridium difficile infections identified in the outpatient healthcare setting.

OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology and healthcare costs of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) identified in the outpatient setting. DESIGN Population-based, retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS Kaiser Permanente Colorado and Kaiser Permanente Northwest members between June 1, 2005, and September 30, 2008. METHODS We identified persons with… CONTINUE READING