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Dubberke ER, Olsen MA, Stwalley D
Identification of Medicare recipients at highest risk for Clostridium difficile infection in the US by population attributable risk analysis.
This study determined the population attributable risk percent (PAR%) for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in various subpopulations in the Medicare 5% random sample. It found that small and identifiable subpopulations that account for relatively large proportions of CDI cases in the elderly were identified. These data can be used to target specific subpopulations for CDI prevention interventions.
Citation: Dubberke ER, Olsen MA, Stwalley D . Identification of Medicare recipients at highest risk for Clostridium difficile infection in the US by population attributable risk analysis. PLoS One 2016 Feb 9;11(2):e0146822. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146822.
Keywords: Medicare, Clostridium difficile Infections, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Risk