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Clostridium difficile classification overestimates hospital acquired infections

McLure, Angus; Clements, Archie; Glass, Kathryn; Kirk, Martyn


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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Date published: 2017-12-16
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of hospital infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.12.014
Access Rights: Open Access


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