Paying for C. difficile—Are We Losing Sight of the Wider Scope of Infection Control?

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is an increasingly common healthcare-associated infection (HAI) that can strike fear into medical professionals and infection preventionists alike. It causes roughly half a million infections in the United States, each year, and leads to the deaths of 29,000 patients, many dying within 30 days of initial diagnosis.

Author: Saskia v. Popescu, MPH, MA, CIC