Alert-based interventions reduce C. difficile testing, infection rates

Clinical decision support tools, such as alert-based interventions for diagnostic stewardship, are associated with reductions in Clostridioides difficile testing and rates of C. difficile infection, or CDI, in hospitalized adults, a systematic review showed.“We were motivated to conduct this study given the increasingly high burden of C. difficile infection among hospitalized patients and recent efforts by multiple hospitals to address this burden through innovations in electronic alert-based interventions,” Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD, of the Center for Value-Based Care Research,Read More

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