Monitoring Clostridium difficile infection in an acute hospital: prevalence or incidence studies?


BACKGROUND Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is an essential component of a CDI preventative programme. AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate two methods of CDI surveillance. METHODS Prevalence of CDI, antibiotic use and associated co-morbidity was assessed weekly on two wards over 6 weeks. In addition, CDI incidence… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-011-0798-x


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