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Performance of the Present-on-Admission Indicator for Clostridium difficile Infection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 March 2015

Amy L. Pakyz
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Julie A. Patterson
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Christine Motzkus-Feagans
Affiliation:
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Samuel F. Hohmann
Affiliation:
University Health System Consortium, Chicago, Illinois
Michael B. Edmond
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa.
Kate L. Lapane
Affiliation:
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
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Abstract

The performance of a hospital- and community-onset Clostridium difficile infection definition using administrative data with a present-on-admission indicator was compared with definitions using clinical surveillance. For hospital-onset C. difficile infection, there was moderate sensitivity (68%) and high specificity (93%); for community-onset, sensitivity and specificity were high (both 85%).

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36(7):838–840

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