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Best Practices for C.Difficile Testing to Optimize Patient Care

Best Practices for C.Difficile Testing to Optimize Patient Care
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The following information provides a deeper understanding of C. diff and actions to help control its impact within your institution.

Source: Buckel, W., Avdic, E., Carroll, K., Gunaseelan, V., Hadhazy, E., & Cosgrove, S. (2015). Gut Check: Clostridium difficile Testing and Treatment in the Molecular Testing Era. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 36(2), 217-221. doi:10.1017/ice.2014.19.

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