Cancer increases cost of care for CDI by nearly $60,000

Patients with Clostridioides difficile infection who also have cancer spent more than 20 days longer in the hospital on average than those without Clostridioides difficile infection, according to a retrospective analysis in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This resulted in an average of nearly $60,000 more in the cost of care.“We know Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) results in a very high burden for patients; we wanted to evaluate the burden in the specific category of patients with hematologic malignancies,” Pierre-Alain Bandinelli, chief operating officerRead More

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