Study Title and Description
Antibiotic prescribing policy and Clostridium difficile diarrhoea.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions|
Primary Publication Information
|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.|
Pubmed ID: 15208430
Secondary Publication Information
There are currently no secondary publications defined for this study.
Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
|Question... Follow Up||Answer||Follow-up Answer|
|Population||Geriatric unit N = 17 cases in 683 patients|
|Category of Intervention||Antibiotic Use|
|Intervention||Change in antibiotic policy; education, monitoring, feedback|
|Findings||CDI rate decreased significantly. Use of restricted antibiotic decreased. RR 0.31 (95% CI 0.93 to 0.10)|
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.