Journal Article

Clostridium Difficile infection in the United States: a national study assessing preventive practices used and perceptions of practice evidence.

Saint S, Fowler KE, Krein SL, et al. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2015;36:969-71.

Clostridium difficile infections are among the most serious health care–associated infections. In this study, most hospitals in the United States reported using C. difficile prevention measures, with the exception of antibiotic stewardship, which was in place at about half of hospitals surveyed. This finding underscores the need to focus on appropriate antibiotic use as part of patient safety efforts.