Study Title and Description
An antibiotic policy associated with reduced risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||An antibiotic policy associated with reduced risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea.|
|Author||Ludlam H., Brown N., Sule O., Redpath C., Coni N., Owen G.|
|Country||Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org|
Pubmed ID: 10604512
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|
|Study Design||Prospective before-after time series|
|Population||Hospital N = 4,284|
|Category of Intervention||Antibiotic Use|
|Intervention||Change in antibiotic policy|
|Findings||CDI rate decreased 50%. Use of restricted antibiotic decreased 92%|
|Quality Issues||Patients on wards were antibiotic policy was unchanged acted as controls|
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.