Researchers examined attributable cost and length of stay of hospital-acquired C.diff from healthcare payer perspective
July 24, 2019 (Arlington, VA) — Below is a summary of a study published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This article will be freely available for a limited time. SHEA members have full access to all ICHE articles through the online portal.
Title: Attributable Costs and Length of Stay of Hospital-Acquired Clostridioides difficile: A population-based matched cohort study in Alberta, Canada
Conclusions: In this population-based, propensity score matched analysis using micro-costing data, researchers determined HA-CDI is associated with substantial attributable cost.
Background: Clostridioides difficile CDI places a significant economic burden on the healthcare system. In this study, we used a population-54 based dataset of over two million patients and a rigorous propensity score-based design and micro-costing data to determine the attributable cost and length of stay of HA-CDI among adult inpatients in Alberta, Canada.
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