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Effectiveness of infection control program in controlling nosocomial Clostridium difficile.



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 Effectiveness of infection control program in controlling nosocomial Clostridium difficile.
Author Zafar AB., Gaydos LA., Furlong WB., Nguyen MH., Mennonna PA.
Country Infection Control, Administration, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacy, Quality Assurance, Columbia Arlington Hospital, VA 22205, USA.
Year 1998
Numbers Pubmed ID: 9836844

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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 Isolation, patient/staff movement, hand hygiene, patient room practices, intensified environmental cleaning
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings Incidence of CDI decreased by 60% from 1990 to 1996 following use of comprehensive infection control measures.
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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? No
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CDI incidence Decreased After intervention? Yes
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