Hospital Level Characteristics Associated with Clostridium difficile Rates and Outcomes.

Sanchez, Edgar.


  • Abstract: The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has increased steadily during the past fifteen years. Previous studies have shown that CDI rates and outcomes vary among hospitals with different characteristics though none of these studies adjusted for the patient case mix. We used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), which is part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization... read more
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