War on the spore: Clostridium difficile disease among patients in a long-term acute care hospital.

@article{Brakovich2013WarOT,
  title={War on the spore: Clostridium difficile disease among patients in a long-term acute care hospital.},
  author={Betsy Brakovich and Elizabeth Beth Bonham and Lewis Vanbrackle},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={15-21}
}
The transmission of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is evident in healthcare facilities across the country and poses a risk for patients and communities. A comprehensive infection control program along with an active surveillance process was developed and implemented in a 50-bed long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in the southeastern United States. Patients are admitted from surrounding hospitals, have an expected stay of at least 25 days, and are acutely ill. The majority of the… CONTINUE READING
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