Effect of a Clostridium difficile Infection Prevention Initiative in Veterans Affairs Acute Care Facilities

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Jun;37(6):720-2. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.27. Epub 2016 Feb 11.

Abstract

Rates of clinically confirmed hospital-onset healthcare facility-associated Clostridium difficile infections from July 1, 2012, through March 31, 2015, in 127 acute care Veterans Affairs facilities were evaluated. Quarterly pooled national standardized infection ratios decreased 15% from baseline by the final quarter of the analysis period (P=.01, linear regression). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:720-722.

MeSH terms

  • Clostridium difficile*
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / epidemiology
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / prevention & control*
  • Hospitals, Veterans* / organization & administration
  • Hospitals, Veterans* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • United States / epidemiology
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs / organization & administration
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs / statistics & numerical data