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Reducing length of stay to improve Clostridium difficile-related health outcomes

Brain, David C; Barnett, Adrian; Yakob, Laith; Clements, Archie; Riley, Thomas; Halton, Kate; Graves, Nicholas


Background Clostridium difficile infection is a serious hospital-acquired infection, causing negative outcomes for those who are afflicted by it. Hospital length of stay is known to be a risk factor for transmission and significant reductions in infection numbers can be realised if transmission is reduced. Methods A Markov model was constructed to compare the impact that five alternative healthcare scenarios had on total C. difficile infections, QALYs gained and total number of patients...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Infection, Disease & Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.idh.2018.01.001
Access Rights: Open Access


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