A Clostridium difficile infection “intervention”: Change in toxin assay results in fewer C difficile infection cases without changes in patient outcomes

American Journal of Infection Control, 05/03/2012

The new enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) resulted in fewer positive tests and reduced anti–CDI therapy. There was no difference in mortality between the 2 periods, suggesting that the decreased incidence was due to increased assay specificity, not decreased sensitivity.

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