Study Title and Description
Reduction in the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in an acute care hospital and a skilled nursing facility following replacement of electronic thermometers with single-use disposables.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Reduction in the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in an acute care hospital and a skilled nursing facility following replacement of electronic thermometers with single-use disposables.|
|Author||Brooks SE., Veal RO., Kramer M., Dore L., Schupf N., Adachi M.|
|Country||Department of Laboratories, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203.|
Pubmed ID: 1541811
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||Time series (before- after)|
|Population||Hospital and long- term care|
|Category of Intervention||Transmission Interruption - Disposable Thermometers|
|Intervention||Single use thermometers|
|Findings||Decrease in incidence: acute care - from 2.71/1,000 patient days to 1.76/1000 Long term-care - from 0.41/1,000 patient days to 0.11/1,000 patient days|
|Quality Issues||No concurrent controls|
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.