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Sunday 21 July 2019
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Doctors to cut C difficile infection rates

Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts Clostridium difficile infection rates

A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy provides the best available evidence that cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), one of the most common and increasing types of hospital acquired infection, can be reduced in hospital wards if doctors prescribe narrow-spectrum antibiotics rather than broad-spectrum agents.