Multidisciplinary Approach to Clostridium difficile Infection in Adult Surgical Patients.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In 2017, our hospital was identified as a high outlier for postoperative Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in the American College of Surgeons NSQIP semi-annual report. The Department of Surgery initiated a CDI task force with representation from Surgery, Infectious Disease, Pharmacy, and Performance Services to analyze available data, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement strategies to reduce CDIs.