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An antibiotic policy associated with reduced risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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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. hugo.ludlam@msexc.addenbrookes.anglox.nhs.uk
Year 1999
Numbers Pubmed ID: 10604512

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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 before-after time series
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Population Hospital N = 4,284
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Category of Intervention Antibiotic Use
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Intervention Change in antibiotic policy
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings CDI rate decreased 50%. Use of restricted antibiotic decreased 92%
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Quality Issues Patients on wards were antibiotic policy was unchanged acted as controls
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