Immediate impact of healthcare-facility-onset Clostridium difficile laboratory-identified events reporting methodology change on standardized infection ratios

Carlos E. Figueroa Castro, Louis Palen, Carrie Johnson, Mary Beth Graham, David Letzer, Nathan Ledeboer, Blake Buchan, Timothy Block, Heather Seliger, Siddhartha Singh, Elizabeth Behrens, Susan Huerta, Luisa Munoz-Price

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In 2018, the Clostridium difficile LabID event methodology changed so that hospitals doing 2-step tests, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) plus enzyme immunofluorescence assay (EIA), had their adjustment modified to EIA-based tests, and only positive final tests (eg, EIA) were counted in the numerator. We report the immediate impact of this methodological change at 3 Milwaukee hospitals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Clostridium difficile
Enzyme Assays
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Delivery of Health Care
Infection
Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques
Exercise Test

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Immediate impact of healthcare-facility-onset Clostridium difficile laboratory-identified events reporting methodology change on standardized infection ratios. / Figueroa Castro, Carlos E.; Palen, Louis; Johnson, Carrie; Graham, Mary Beth; Letzer, David; Ledeboer, Nathan; Buchan, Blake; Block, Timothy; Seliger, Heather; Singh, Siddhartha; Behrens, Elizabeth; Huerta, Susan; Munoz-Price, Luisa.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 01.01.2018.

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Figueroa Castro, CE, Palen, L, Johnson, C, Graham, MB, Letzer, D, Ledeboer, N, Buchan, B, Block, T, Seliger, H, Singh, S, Behrens, E, Huerta, S & Munoz-Price, L 2018, 'Immediate impact of healthcare-facility-onset Clostridium difficile laboratory-identified events reporting methodology change on standardized infection ratios', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.241
Figueroa Castro, Carlos E. ; Palen, Louis ; Johnson, Carrie ; Graham, Mary Beth ; Letzer, David ; Ledeboer, Nathan ; Buchan, Blake ; Block, Timothy ; Seliger, Heather ; Singh, Siddhartha ; Behrens, Elizabeth ; Huerta, Susan ; Munoz-Price, Luisa. / Immediate impact of healthcare-facility-onset Clostridium difficile laboratory-identified events reporting methodology change on standardized infection ratios. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2018.
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