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.
DOI of Published Version
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Mar 20:1-3. Link to article on publisher's site
Infection control and hospital epidemiology
Pakyz AL, Patterson JA, Motzkus-Feagans C, Hohmann SF, Edmond MB, Lapane KL. (2015). Performance of the Present-on-Admission Indicator for Clostridium difficile Infection. Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2015.63. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/qhs_pp/1150