Performance of the Present-on-Admission Indicator for Clostridium difficile Infection
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Clinical and Population Health Research Program
Clinical Epidemiology | Epidemiology | Health Services Research
The performance of a hospital- and community-onset Clostridium difficile infection definition using administrative data with a present-on-admission indicator was compared with definitions using clinical surveillance. For hospital-onset C. difficile infection, there was moderate sensitivity (68%) and high specificity (93%); for community-onset, sensitivity and specificity were high (both 85%). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;00(0): 1-3.
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Citation: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Mar 20:1-3. Link to article on publisher's site
Pakyz, Amy L.; Patterson, Julie A.; Motzkus-Feagans, Christine; Hohmann, Samuel F.; Edmond, Michael B.; and Lapane, Kate L., "Performance of the Present-on-Admission Indicator for Clostridium difficile Infection" (2015). Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations. 1150.