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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

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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]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/233217
Source: American Journal of Infection Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.12.006

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