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Environmental control to reduce transmission of Clostridium difficile.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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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.
Year 2000
Numbers Pubmed ID: 11049782

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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 Before-after
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Population 3 hospital units; one unit with high incidence, 2 with lower
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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 High incidence unit- CDI decreased from 8.6/1,000 patient days to 3.3/1,000 patient days. No change in other units
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Quality Issues No concurrent controls
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