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Association between Clostridioides difficile infection testing results and decision to treat

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 July 2021

Martin E. Evans*
Affiliation:
National Infectious Diseases Service, Specialty Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Lexington Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Lexington, Kentucky, USA Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Brian P. McCauley
Affiliation:
National Infectious Diseases Service, Specialty Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Loretta A. Simbartl
Affiliation:
National Infectious Diseases Service, Specialty Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
*
Author for correspondence: Martin E. Evans, E-mail: martin.evans@va.gov

Abstract

We sought to determine how often patients with a negative toxin enzyme immunoassay following a positive nucleic acid amplification test for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) were treated for CDI in Veterans Affairs facilities. From October 2018 through March 2021, 702 (29.5%) of 2,374 unique patients with these test results were treated.

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© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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