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Proposed checklist of hospital interventions to decrease the incidence of healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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4 Key Question 4 - Studies of Multiple Interventions used together to reduce CDI incidence
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Title Proposed checklist of hospital interventions to decrease the incidence of healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection.
Author Abbett SK., Yokoe DS., Lipsitz SR., Bader AM., Berry WR., Tamplin EM., Gawande AA.
Country Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Year 2009
Numbers Pubmed ID: 19751156

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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 Prospective before- after study
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Population Hospital patients
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Category of Intervention Multiple Interventions
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Intervention Infection control practices, laboratory notification procedures, and steps coordinate infection control and environmental services aimed to decrease the transmission of C. difficile between patients (i.e., a prevention checklist)
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings Use of a checklist of hospital interventions to decrease the incidence of healthcare-associated CDI
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Quality Issues No concurrent control
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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Studies of Multiple Interventions used together to reduce CDI incidence (Tables 5, 6)
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Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Type of Study Prospect time series (before–after)
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Epidemic or Excessive Incidence? Yes
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CDI incidence Decreased After intervention? Yes
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