Inpatient Expenditures Attributable to Hospital-Onset Clostridium difficile Infection: A Nationwide Case–Control Study in Japan

@article{Fukuda2018InpatientEA,
  title={Inpatient Expenditures Attributable to Hospital-Onset Clostridium difficile Infection: A Nationwide Case–Control Study in Japan},
  author={Haruhisa Fukuda and Takahisa Yano and Nobuyuki Shimono},
  journal={PharmacoEconomics},
  year={2018},
  volume={36},
  pages={1367-1376}
}
BackgroundHospital-onset Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) have a considerable clinical and economic impact on patients and payers. Quantifying the economic impact of CDIs can guide treatment strategies. However, previous studies have generally focused on acute care hospitals, and few have included cost estimates from non-acute care hospitals such as long-term care facilities.AimThis study aimed to quantify the hospital-onset CDI-attributable inpatient expenditures and length-of-stay… CONTINUE READING

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