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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug;36(8):969-71. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.81. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

Clostridium Difficile Infection in the United States: A National Study Assessing Preventive Practices Used and Perceptions of Practice Evidence.

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1Center for Clinical Management Research,Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System,Ann Arbor,Michigan.
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2Department of Internal Medicine,University of Michigan Medical School,Ann Arbor,Michigan.
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4Department of Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease,Washington University School of Medicine,St. Louis,Missouri.

Abstract

We surveyed 571 US hospitals about practices used to prevent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Most hospitals reported regularly using key CDI prevention practices, and perceived their strength of evidence as high. The largest discrepancy between regular use and perceived evidence strength occurred with antimicrobial stewardship programs.

PMID:
25896321
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.81
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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