Hospital Onset Clostridium Difficile Infection

$179 / year

This dataset is about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs); a type that is caused by the germ Clostridium difficile that was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011. The report states that 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis and mostly affected were older adults on antibiotics.

Complexity

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common and sometimes fatal healthcare–associated infection; the incidence, deaths, and excess health-care costs resulting from CDIs in hospitalized patients are all at historic highs. Meanwhile, the contribution of nonhospital health-care exposures to the overall burden of CDI, and the ability of programs to prevent CDIs by implementing CDC recommendations across a range of hospitals have not been demonstrated previously.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking and reporting national progress toward preventing C. difficile infections in many types of healthcare facilities. The CDC provides guidelines, resources and tools to the community to help the public safeguard their health. These programs help track the size of the problem, antibiotics used, and people at risk.

Date Created

2015

Last Modified

2016-03-02

Version

1

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Center For Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov);

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Source Citation

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Keywords

Health Outcomes, Patient Outcomes, Healthcare Associated Infections, Infections After Surgery, Surgical Site Infections, Superficial Infections, Surgical Infection Guidelines, Surgical Infection Facilities, Clostridium Difficile Infection

Other Titles

Preventing the Risks Caused by Clostridium Difficile Infection, HAI Progress Report 2013

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
StateName of U.S. State, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Ricostringrequired : 1
Number_of_Facilities_in_StateIdentifies the number of acute care facilities in a state.integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Any_State_Mandate_2013Indicates that whether a legislative or regulatory requirement (“state mandate”) exists or not for acute care hospitals to report data to the state health department or hospital association via NHSN for the given HAI type. The values are "Yes", "No" or "M". "M" indicates that no state mandate existed at the beginning of the reporting period, but was implemented during the reporting period as midyear implementation.stringrequired : 1
Any_Validation_2013Indicates whether the state health department reported the completion of all validation activities. The Values are "Yes", "No" and "YesA". "YesA" indicates that the state also conducted an audit of facility medical or laboratory records prior to July 1, 2014 to confirm proper case ascertainment.stringrequired : 1
NHSN_Reporting_In_State_Number_of_Facilities_Reporting_2013Identifies the number of facilities reporting in the state for the year 2012.integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
StateNumber_of_Facilities_in_StateAny_State_Mandate_2013Any_Validation_2013NHSN_Reporting_In_State_Number_of_Facilities_Reporting_2013
D.C.12NoYes7
Alaska26NoNo11
Iowa122NoYes57
Nevada46NoNo22
Utah53YesYes35
Arizona97NoNo62
Idaho47NoYesA20
Maine41YesYes36
Montana64NoNo16
Ohio203YesNo144