Ontario's hospitals surpass those of Quebec in C. difficile rates

Silversides, Ann
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 13, p1649
Academic Journal
The article reports on the increasing death rate associated to Clostridium difficile, one of the main cause of pseudomenbranous colitis, a severe infection of the colon, in Ontario, Canada, as of June 2008. According to the report, recent outbreak of C. difficile has led to numerous deaths at four Ontario hospital, including the case of 62 patients deaths at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ontario. Ontario health ministers are planning to promote mandatory reporting of C. difficile rates among hospitals by 2009, which aims to help commence better control.


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