Multicenter study of Clostridium difficile infection rates from 2000 to 2006.

@article{Dubberke2010MulticenterSO,
  title={Multicenter study of Clostridium difficile infection rates from 2000 to 2006.},
  author={Erik R Dubberke and Anne M. Butler and Deborah S. Yokoe and Jeanmarie Mayer and Bala Hota and Julie Mangino and Yosef Khan and Kyle J. Popovich and Victoria J. Fraser},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1030-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare incidence rates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) during a 6-year period among 5 geographically diverse academic medical centers across the United States by use of recommended standardized surveillance definitions of CDI that incorporate recent information on healthcare facility (HCF) exposure. METHODS Data on C. difficile toxin assay results and dates of hospital admission and discharge were collected from electronic databases. Chart review was performed for… CONTINUE READING