Comparison of the Burdens of Hospital-Onset, Healthcare Facility-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection and of Healthcare-Associated Infection due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Community Hospitals.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Apr;32(4):387-90
Authors: Miller BA, Chen LF, Sexton DJ, Anderson DJ
We sought to determine the burden of nosocomial Clostridium difficile infection in comparison to other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in community hospitals participating in an infection control network. Our data suggest that C. difficile has replaced MRSA as the most common etiology of HAI in community hospitals in the southeastern United States.
PMID: 21460491 [PubMed - in process]