Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Burden of Clostridium difficile infection: Associated hospitalization in a cohort of middle-aged and older adults

Chen, Yingxi; Glass, Katie; Liu, Bette; Korda, Rosemary; Riley, Thomas; Kirk, Martyn


Background Clostridium difficile is the principal cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. The aim of this study was to describe and compare length of stay (LOS), costs, and in-hospital deaths for C difficile infection (CDI) and non-CDI hospitalizations, in a cohort of middle-aged and older Australians. Methods We used survey data from the 45 and Up Study, linked to hospitalization and death data. We calculated the average LOS and costs per hospitalization, and the proportion of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Infection Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.12.006


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Chen_Burden_of_Clostridium_2017.pdf171.96 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  17 November 2022/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator