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Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile.
Author Hacek DM., Ogle AM., Fisher A., Robicsek A., Peterson LR.
Country NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, Evanston, IL 60201, USA. dhacek@northshore.org
Year 2010
Numbers Pubmed ID: 20123150

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
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Study Design Before-after
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Population Hospital patients
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Category of Intervention Transmission Interruption - Disinfection
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Intervention Hypochlorite solution for patient room cleaning
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings 48% reduction in CDI rates. (P<.0001, 95% CI 36-58%)
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Quality Issues No concurrent controls
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