- •An automated protocol can help a hospital's efforts to reduce Clostridium difficile rates.
- •Optimizing the timing and appropriateness of C difficile testing is an important step in reducing C difficile rates.
- •Hospital leadership commitment and support in addition to buy-in from nursing and physician groups is essential for the success of infection prevention interventions.
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