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Clostridium Difficile Infection
by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
People getting medical care can catch serious infections called healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). One type of HAI – caused by the germ C. difficile – was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011, and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis.
341 Days Without a C. difficile Infection
by Lisa Beauch
How Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital Reduced C. difficile Infection Rates to Zero
How to solve your C. Difficile diagnosis challenges
How a holistic approach to C. difficile management can help hospitals reduce their CDI rates.