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Assessing control bundles for Clostridium difficile: A review and mathematical model

Yakob, Laith; Riley, Thomas; Paterson, David; Marquess, J; Clements, Archie


Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. Integrating several infection control and prevention methods is a burgeoning strategy for reducing disease incidence in healthcare settings. We present an up-to-date review of the literature on 'control bundles' used to mitigate the transmission of this pathogen. All clinical studies of control bundles reported substantial reductions in disease rates, in the order of 33%-61%. Using a biologically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Microbes and Infections
DOI: 10.1038/emi.2014.43
Access Rights: Open Access


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