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Risk factors for Clostridium difficile toxin-associated diarrhea.



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 Risk factors for Clostridium difficile toxin-associated diarrhea.
Author Brown E., Talbot GH., Axelrod P., Provencher M., Hoegg C.
Country Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia.
Year 1990
Numbers Pubmed ID: 2373850

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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 Retrospective 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 policy, isolation
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings CDI attack rate dropped progressively
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Quality Issues Retrospective, 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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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Type of Study Retrospect time series (before‚Äďafter
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Epidemic or Excessive Incidence? Yes
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CDI incidence Decreased After intervention? Yes
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