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Journal Article
Review

Understanding factors that impact on health care professionals' risk perceptions and responses toward Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a structured literature review.

Burnett E, Kearney N, Johnston B, et al. American journal of infection control. 2013;41:394-400.

This systematic review found that health care professionals have a poor technical understanding of Clostridium difficile and the effectiveness of measures to prevent it. Many physicians and nurses did not believe that control is achievable.