Study Title and Description
Environmental control to reduce transmission of Clostridium difficile.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Environmental control to reduce transmission of Clostridium difficile.|
|Author||Mayfield JL., Leet T., Miller J., Mundy LM.|
|Country||Infection Control Department, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA.|
Pubmed ID: 11049782
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|
|Population||3 hospital units; one unit with high incidence, 2 with lower|
|Category of Intervention||Transmission Interruption - Disinfection|
|Intervention||Hypochlorite solution for patient room cleaning|
|Findings||High incidence unit- CDI decreased from 8.6/1,000 patient days to 3.3/1,000 patient days. No change in other units|
|Quality Issues||No concurrent controls|
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.