Reducing Clostridium difficile Colitis Rates Via Cost-Saving Diagnostic Stewardship

Christina Yen, Paul Holtom, Susan M. Butler-Wu, Noah Wald-Dickler, Ira Shulman, Brad Spellberg

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We conducted a quality improvement project at a large public tertiary-care academic hospital to reduce reported hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates. We introduced diagnostic stewardship and provider education, resulting in a 2-fold reduction in C. difficile nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) orders and markedly lower hospital CDI rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-736
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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