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AHA Webinar | C. difficile Story: A System-wide Partnership Leads to Dramatic Improvements

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Pathologists and quality improvement staff at AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., had a problem. The number of Clostridium difficile (more commonly known as C. difficile or C. diff) test-positive cases was higher than the guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with a standardized infection ratio (SIR) of 1.2 — anything greater than 1 indicates more infections than predicted given the baseline.