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Reducing the Incidence of C-Diff

Wednesday, March 7, 2012   (0 Comments)
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From the Boston Globe, March 7, 2012 "Mass. Teams Help Slow Spread of Lethal New Germ"

"In Massachusetts - where the bacteria was blamed for at least 156 deaths in 2009, the most recent state numbers available - 27 hospitals created diverse teams, from cleaning crews to lab technicians, and achieved even better results.

The 18-month initiative reduced C. difficile infections by 25 percent, said Paula Griswold, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, the organization that led the state’s campaign. It has since been expanded to about 70 nursing homes, but federal funding for the project runs out in July, she said."


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