Comparison of the burdens of hospital-onset, healthcare facility-associated Clostridium difficile Infection and of healthcare-associated infection due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community hospitals.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

We sought to determine the burden of nosocomial Clostridium difficile infection in comparison to other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in community hospitals participating in an infection control network. Our data suggest that C. difficile has replaced MRSA as the most common etiology of HAI in community hospitals in the southeastern United States.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, BA; Chen, LF; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • April 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 387 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 21460491

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/659156


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States