Hospital wards with higher antibiotic prescribing rates may have associated increased CDI risk.

Title

Hospital wards with higher antibiotic prescribing rates may have associated increased CDI risk.

Creator

Watkins Richard R

Publisher

Hospital Infection Control & Prevention

Date

2015
2015-11

Description

A retrospective observational study found that among hospitalized patients, ward-level antibiotic prescribing was associated with a significantly increased risk for Clostridium difficile infection beyond what would be expected with patient-level antibiotic use.

Subject

Antibiotics; Prescribing Patterns; Clostridium Difficile; Hospital Units; Clostridium Infections – Risk Factors

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

130–131

Issue

11

Volume

42

Citation

Watkins Richard R, “Hospital wards with higher antibiotic prescribing rates may have associated increased CDI risk.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 9, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5873.

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