Map of the Week: C.difficile revisited
In today’s paper, reporter Megan Ogilvie wrote about falling rates of C.difficile, a potentially deadly form of infectious diarrhea, in Ontario hospitals.
In November, there were 295 cases, a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 patient days, as contrasted with 319 cases, or 0.39 per 1,000 patient days, in August.
The GTA hospitals with the worst rates per 1,000 patient days in August have all succeeded in severely cutting infections:
1) Scarborough General Hospital
August: 2.01 | November: 0.64
2) Lakeridge Health- Whitby Site
August: 1.7 | November: 0
3) Lakeridge Health - Port Perry Site
August: 1.64 | November: 0
4) St Joseph's Health Centre - Toronto
August: 1.21 | November: 0.51
5) Credit Valley Hospital
August: 1.16 | November: 0.37