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Electronic Clostridium difficile Infection Bundle Reduces Time to Initiation of Contact Precautions

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 November 2016

Courtney M. Dewart
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Natalia Blanco
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Betsy Foxman
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Anurag N. Malani*
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan Department of Infection Prevention and Control, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Address correspondence to Anurag N. Malani, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, NT LL Suite 77, 5301 East Huron River Drive, P.O. Box 995, Ann Arbor, MI (


The impact of computerized order-entry bundles on timing of contact precaution initiation for C. difficile infection (CDI) remains largely unexplored. Implementation of an electronic CDI prevention and management bundle that included an automatic isolation component significantly reduced time to initiation of contact precautions from 33.7 to 22.4 hours.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;242–244

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© 2016 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: Select data and findings were presented as a poster (abstract no. 7919) at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring 2016 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2016.



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