Optimizing diagnostic testing for Clostridium difficile: The perceptions of physicians and nurses on when to order testing for C difficile

Rebekah Blakney, Eric Yanke, Cory Fink, Robert Wigton, Nasia Safdar

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Abstract

Physicians and nurses at a single hospital were surveyed on which risk factors were most important in deciding to order Clostridium difficile diagnostic testing. Disagreement between physicians and nurses on the relative importance of several of the risk factors warrants further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-891
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Decision-making
  • Healthcare-acquired infection
  • Judgement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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