Mandatory ID approval associated with improved C. difficile testing

An intervention requiring that infectious diseases approve testing for Clostridioides difficile infection increased the appropriateness of testing for hospital-onset C. difficile and lowered the positive testing rate by more than 50%.“Many institutions have noted that C. difficile polymerase chain reaction testing can often be inappropriate, leading to overdiagnosis of [C. difficile infection (CDI)],” Michael Lin, MD, MPH, associate professor of internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center, told Healio.“We assessed whether a mandatory infectious disease (ID)Read More