Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection in adults admitted to acute care hospitals in Canada: a Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program Study.

@article{Gravel2009HealthCC,
  title={Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection in adults admitted to acute care hospitals in Canada: a Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program Study.},
  author={D. B. Gravel and Mark Miller and Andrew E. Simor and Geoffrey Taylor and Michael Gardam and Allison Mcgeer and James Hutchinson and Dorothy Moore and Sharon P Kelly and David A K Boyd and Michael R. Mulvey},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={568-76}
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most frequent cause of health care-associated infectious diarrhea in industrialized countries. The only previous report describing the incidence of health care-associated CDI (HA CDI) in Canada was conducted in 1997 by the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program. We re-examined the incidence of HA CDI with an emphasis on patient outcomes. METHODS A prospective surveillance was conducted from 1 November 2004 through 30 April… CONTINUE READING