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Designing a protocol that eliminates Clostridium difficile: a collaborative venture.



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 Designing a protocol that eliminates Clostridium difficile: a collaborative venture.
Author Whitaker J., Brown BS., Vidal S., Calcaterra M.
Country Infection Control Department, University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33613, USA. jwhitaker@mail.uch.org
Year 2007
Numbers Pubmed ID: 17577477

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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 time series (before-after)
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Population Hospital patients
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Category of Intervention Multiple Interventions
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Intervention Antimicrobial use, education, isolation, automated report functions, and standardized nursing unit isolation processes
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings 66% reduction in the number of healthcare- associated CDI cases was achieved during the study
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Quality Issues No concurrent controls
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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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Design Details
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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