CDI cases decreased to 25 compared to 50 the preceding year (ribotype 027; 3 from 26).In the study period, 100 patients were isolated resulting in a total of 486 isolation days. In all, 20 tested positive, of these 3 with ribotype 027. CDI accounted for a total of 173 isolation days. Average duration of isolation for patients with negative microbiologicial test results was 4.6 days.
Average turnaroundtime was 3.3 days; transportation to laboratory accounted for 2.2 days.
55/100 patients had received AB therapy within 2 months prior to the episode; these included all patients with microbiologically verifiedCDI (RR 3.88; P<0.001).
Compliance with isolation precautions was high throughout the study: proper signage 95%, proper use of protective gear 95%, and proper waste management 95%.