The economic burden of Clostridium difficile.

@article{McGlone2012TheEB,
  title={The economic burden of Clostridium difficile.},
  author={Sarah M. McGlone and Rachel Rubin Bailey and Shanta M. Zimmer and Marc J. Popovich and Yun Tian and Paul J. Ufberg and RobertR. Muder and Bruce C. Y. Lee},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          282-9
        }
}
Although Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the leading cause of infectious diarrhoea in hospitalized patients, the economic burden of this major nosocomial pathogen for hospitals, third-party payers and society remains unclear. We developed an economic computer simulation model to determine the costs attributable to healthcare-acquired C. difficile infection (CDI) from the hospital, third-party payer and societal perspectives. Sensitivity analyses explored the effects of varying the cost… CONTINUE READING
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