C. difficile infection rates higher in intermediate levels of hospital occupancy
A study published online first June 27, 2018 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine has found an inverse association of Clostridium difficile infection with hospital occupancy. Higher hospital occupancy rates were not related to higher risk of acquiring hospital-acquired C. difficile infection. Unexpectedly, C. difficile infection rates were 3-folds higher for intermediate hospital occupancy.
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