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C. Difficile Rates*

What is C-difficile?

Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile) is just one of the many types of bacteria that can be found in the environment and the intestines. For most people, it does not pose a health risk. However, C. difficile associated disease (CDAD) can sometimes occur when antibiotics are prescribed. Antibiotics work by killing off bacteria the bad bacteria but also good bacteria. This can allow the C. difficile bacteria to multiply, which may cause diarrhea and can damage the bowel.

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Number of new c-diff cases at the Toronto Grace Health Centre

Jan
2015
Feb
2015
Mar
2015
Apr
2015
May
2015
Jun
2015
Jul
2015
Aug
2015
Sep
2015
Oct
2015
Nov
2015
Dec
2015
No of New C-diff Cases 0 .<5 0 0 <5 0 <5 <5 0 <5 <5 0
Rates per 1000 patient days 0 0.32 0 0 0.29 0 0.29 0.88 0 0.29 0.29 0

* The C. difficile infection rate is calculated as a rate per 1,000 patient days. Patient number of days during which services were provided to all inpatients during the month.

The rate is calculated by the following formula:

The number fo new hospital acquired cases of c.difficile at the Grace
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The total number of patient days ( for one month )

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