The morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with Clostridium difficile infection

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Mar;29(1):123-34. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2014.11.003.

Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of infectious health care-associated diarrhea and is a major burden to patients and the health care system. The incidence and severity of CDI remain at historically high levels. This article reviews the morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with CDI.

Keywords: Clostridium difficile; Costs; Morbidity; Mortality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease / economics
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Clostridium Infections* / drug therapy
  • Clostridium Infections* / economics
  • Clostridium Infections* / microbiology
  • Clostridium Infections* / mortality
  • Clostridium difficile*
  • Cross Infection / economics
  • Cross Infection / microbiology
  • Cross Infection / mortality
  • Disease Outbreaks / economics
  • Hospital Costs*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases* / drug therapy
  • Intestinal Diseases* / economics
  • Intestinal Diseases* / microbiology
  • Intestinal Diseases* / mortality
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents