This is the rate and number of cases of C. difficile infection, which grows in the bowel and causes diarrhea, that patients got while in the hospital. The rate of C. Difficile infection is measured using inpatient days, taking into account the hospital's size. Inpatient days means the number of days individual hospital beds were occupied by a patient who got C. Difficile in the hospital. A lower rate is better and a lower number of cases is better.
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Data source: The Self-reporting Initiative (SRI), Health Analytics Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Individual hospitals report infections monthly. For more information, please visit the Indicator Library.
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