Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection and mortality rates grew in the past decade, according to the CDC. Seventy-five percent of these infections initially present in patients in nursing homes or after care in doctor's offices and clinics, while 25% present in hospital patients, according to the agency's Vital Signs report. The report highlights three infection-control programs that have helped cut C. diff rates at participating hospitals.
C. difficile infections at historic high, CDC says
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