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Antibiotic prescribing policy and Clostridium difficile diarrhoea.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Antibiotic prescribing policy and Clostridium difficile diarrhoea.
Author O'Connor KA., Kingston M., O'Donovan M., Cryan B., Twomey C., O'Mahony D.
Country South Munster Geriatric Training Scheme, Departments of Geriatric Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, and St. Finbarr's Hospital, Cork, Ireland.
Year 2004
Numbers Pubmed ID: 15208430

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
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Study Design Before-after
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Population Geriatric unit N = 17 cases in 683 patients
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Category of Intervention Antibiotic Use
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Intervention Change in antibiotic policy; education, monitoring, feedback
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings CDI rate decreased significantly. Use of restricted antibiotic decreased. RR 0.31 (95% CI 0.93 to 0.10)
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Quality Issues Retrospective
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