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Strategies to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Written by Virox

Virox Technologies Inc. | Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, June 2014, Vol. 35, No.6

Clostridium difficile now rivals methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as the most common organism to cause hospital associated infections (HAIs) in the United States. These historically high levels of CDI are estimated to cost US hospitals $1.0-4.9 billion per year and is responsible for an estimated 14,000-29,000i deaths annually. Therefore, measures must be taken to actively prevent cases of CDI.

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