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Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in Hospital Stays, 2009

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb124.pdf

Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium that is a common cause of healthcare-associated infectious colitis.  In 2009 there were 336,000 such infections during hospital stays, nearly 1% of all hospital stays. This report provides characteristics of hospital stays with CDI.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality