Frequent hospital readmissions for Clostridium difficile infection and the impact on estimates of hospital-associated C. difficile burden.


OBJECTIVE Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with hospitalization and may cause readmission following admission for any reason. We aimed to measure the incidence of readmissions due to CDI. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS Adult inpatients in Orange County, California, who presented with new-onset CDI within 12 weeks of… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/663209

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