Environmental hygiene program halved nosocomial C. difficile infections

An environmental hygiene program meant to improve cleaning thoroughness led to a sustained 50% decrease in health care-onset Clostridioides difficile infection in eight hospitals, a study found.“[This study was prompted by] the limited impact of traditional approaches to mitigating C. difficile transmission in acute-care hospitals,” Philip C. Carling, MD, clinical professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, told Healio.Carling and colleagues conducted the study at eight acute-care hospitals in six states with stable endemic health care-onset C. difficileRead More

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