Quebec reports C. difficile mortality statistics

Eggertson, Laura
July 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/19/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 2, p139
Academic Journal
Focuses on the third surveillance report on Clostridium difficile, released by the Ministry of Health of Quebec in June 2005. Total number of deaths caused by Clostridium difficile from August to December 2004; Mortality rate of Clostridium difficile cases; Percentage decline in Clostridium difficile infections in early 2005.


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