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Ontario Hospitals to Begin Posting C. Difficile Infection Rates Online

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AHIP HiWire reports Ontario will begin public online posting Friday of hospital rates of infection with the potentially deadly Clostridium difficile, but the number of deaths will not be included.

The reporting system will show how many patients were sickened by C. difficile during the month of August in each of the province’s 157 hospitals.

Each institution will be required to provide monthly updates of its case count and rate of infection per 1,000 patient days, to allow comparison of how well centres of a similar size are faring in preventing incursions of the infection and its spread among patients.

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