Abstract

Background:Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a reportable hospital metric associated with significant healthcare expenditures. The epidemiology of CDI is pivotal to the implementation of preventative measures.

Credit: Jennifer Oosthuizen CDC

Objective:

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