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Reduction in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and Clostridium difficile infections following change to tympanic thermometers.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Reduction in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and Clostridium difficile infections following change to tympanic thermometers.
Author Brooks S., Khan A., Stoica D., Griffith J., Friedeman L., Mukherji R., Hameed R., Schupf N.
Country Department of Laboratories, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203-1891, USA.
Year 1998
Numbers Pubmed ID: 9613694

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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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