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Acquisition of Clostridium difficile from the hospital environment.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Acquisition of Clostridium difficile from the hospital environment.
Author Kaatz GW., Gitlin SD., Schaberg DR., Wilson KH., Kauffman CA., Seo SM., Fekety R.
Country Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Year 1988
Numbers Pubmed ID: 2835900

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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 Outbreak
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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 Contamination decreased and the outbreak ended. Phosphate-buffered hypochlorite was effective for disinfection.
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Quality Issues Before-after design in the setting of an epidemic
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