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Management and control of a large outbreak of diarrhoea due to 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 Management and control of a large outbreak of diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile.
Author Cartmill TD., Panigrahi H., Worsley MA., McCann DC., Nice CN., Keith E.
Country Department of Microbiology, North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall, UK.
Year 1994
Numbers Pubmed ID: 7916358

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Country UK
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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, enhanced surveillance, isolation, patient/staff movement, intensified environmental cleaning
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings Subsequent to the intervention measures, there was a substantial and sustained decreased in the incidence of CDI
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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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