Clostridium difficile classification overestimates hospital acquired infections
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infections are common among hospitalised patients, with some infections acquired in hospital and others in the community. International guidelines classify cases as hospital-acquired if symptom onset occurs >2 days after admission. This classification informs surveillance and infection control, but has not been verified by empirical or modelling studies. AIMS To assess current classification of C. difficile acquisition using a simulation model as a gold...[Show more]
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|Source:||The Journal of hospital infection|
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