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Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control Practices Reduced Cost and Healthcare Facility-Onset Clostridium difficile Infection (HO-CDI) in a Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) Setting

      BACKGROUND: In the short-term acute care literature, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control practices have shown to decrease antibiotic cost per patient day and HO-CDI rates but there is limited data on the impact of these practices in the LTAC setting. Our LTAC is a 55 bed facility that provides care to medically complex patients with an average of three to six diagnoses and often a minimum of 25 days of acute care services.
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