Role of diagnostic stewardship in reducing healthcare-facility-onset Clostridioides difficile infections
Shallal AB, Cherabuddi M, Podsiad L, Gortat C, Shanahan C, Holsey T, Samuel L, Alangaden G, and Suleyman G. Role of diagnostic stewardship in reducing healthcare-facility-onset Clostridioides difficile infections. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol 2023; 3(1):e53.
Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol
We describe the implementation of an electronic medical record "hard stop" to decrease inappropriate Clostridioides difficile testing across a 5-hospital health system, effectively reducing the rates of healthcare-facility-onset C. difficile infection. This novel approach included expert consultation with medical director of infection prevention and control for test-order override.