Ten-year review of Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals in the USA, 2005-2014.
J Hosp Infect. 2018 Jan;98(1):40-43
Authors: Luo R, Barlam TF
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major health concern for acute care hospitals because of the increase in the number and severity of cases. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, a 10-year review was performed on the trends in incidence, mortality, and hospital charges for CDI patients in acute care hospitals during 2005-2014. The review found increased CDI incidence and hospital charges, but decreased mortality during the 10-year study period.
PMID: 29017933 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]