Examining the impact of racial disparities on Clostridioides difficile infection outcomes at a Southern California academic teaching hospital

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 May 4:1-5. doi: 10.1017/ice.2023.84. Online ahead of print.


Racial differences in Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) outcomes have been reported. In this study, minoritized patients with CDIs had prolonged hospitalizations and increased intensive care unit admissions. Chronic kidney disease was shown to partially mediate the relationship between race or ethnicity and severe CDI. Our findings suggest potential areas for equitable interventions.

PMID:37138348 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2023.84

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