Title

Impact of a Prevention Bundle on Clostridium difficile Infection Rate in a Hospital in Southeastern US

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Publication Title

American Journal of Infection Control

DOI

10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.014

Abstract

We sought to assess the impact of a multicomponent prevention program on hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections in a hospital in the Southeastern United States. We collected retrospective data of 140 patients from years 2009-2014 and applied the Poisson regression model for analysis. We did not find any significant associations of increased risk of Clostridium difficile infections for the preintervention group. Further studies are needed to test multifaceted bundles in hospitals with high infection rates.