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Successful use of feedback to improve antibiotic prescribing and reduce Clostridium difficile infection: a controlled interrupted time series.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Successful use of feedback to improve antibiotic prescribing and reduce Clostridium difficile infection: a controlled interrupted time series.
Author Fowler S., Webber A., Cooper BS., Phimister A., Price K., Carter Y., Kibbler CC., Simpson AJ., Stone SP.
Country Academic Department of Geriatrics, Hampstead Campus, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College, London NW3 2PF, UK.
Year 2007
Numbers Pubmed ID: 17387117

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Country UK
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Study Design Prospective interrupted time series
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Population Acute medical wards, elderly
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Category of Intervention Antibiotic Use
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Intervention Switch from broad to narrow spectrum antibiotics
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings Incidence rate decreased (0.35, 95% CI 0.17 to 0.73)
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Quality Issues No concurrent controls
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