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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
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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.
Year 1992
Numbers Pubmed ID: 1541811

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Country USA
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Study Design Time series (before- after)
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Population Hospital and long- term care
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Category of Intervention Transmission Interruption - Disposable Thermometers
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Intervention Single use thermometers
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Outcome CDI incidence
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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
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Quality Issues No concurrent controls
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