Incidence of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in OPAT patients

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“In this large study of 681 OPAT patients, CO-HCFA CDI was uncommon, occurring in <1% of patients and at an incidence rate of less than 1 per 1000 person-days” Wong et al (2015).

Reference:

Wong, K.K., Fraser, T.G., Shrestha, N.K., Fatica, C. and Deshpande, A. (2015) Low Incidence of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Patients Treated with Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT). Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 36(1), p.110-112.

Extract:

“In this large study of 681 OPAT patients, CO-HCFA CDI was uncommon, occurring in <1% of patients and at an incidence rate of less than 1 per 1000 person-days. None of the patients developed severe CDI; CDI did not progress to recurrent CDI; and there were no CDI-related readmissions. All CO-HCFA CDI patients had an institutional healthcare exposure, and 80% of people who developed CDI were on concomitant acid-suppression therapy.”

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