June 23, 2017
Two studies on Clostridium difficile differ greatly on whether acute-care facilities or long-term care facilities have higher rates of the infection. Researchers in both studies, however, stressed a critical need to take steps to control its spread.
The researchers in one study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that acute-care facilities had nearly five times the number of cases of C. difficile infection (CDI) as their long–term counterparts. Long-term facilities also import far more cases from acute-care facilities than the other way around, they said.