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System Performance

C. Difficile Infections in Hospital Patients


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. The indicator measures the number of C. Difficile cases over the total number of days that all patients spent in-hospital for the reporting period. A lower rate is better and a lower number of cases is better.

Provincial ×

 Apr 01-Jun 30, 2018
 

Rate of

0.20

per 1,000 inpatient days

 

516

cases

 

Learn why some data is not available.

 

Compare results across hospitals:

 
Hospital name Rate per 1,000 inpatient days
Ontario 0.20
South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Chesley 1.28
Campbellford Memorial Hospital 1.22
West Haldimand General Hospital 1.14
Perth And Smiths Falls District Hospital - Smiths Falls Site 1.01
Grey Bruce Health Services - Meaford Hospital 0.80
Norfolk General Hospital 0.78
The Lady Minto Hospital 0.74
Cambridge Memorial Hospital 0.71
Seaforth Community Hospital 0.62
West Parry Sound Health Centre 0.57
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton General Hospital 0.57
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - Huntsville District Memorial Hospital 0.57
Brant Community Healthcare System - Brantford General Hospital 0.56
University Of Ottawa Heart Institute 0.54
Quinte Healthcare Corporation - Belleville 0.52
Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital 0.52
Headwaters Health Care Centre - Dufferin 0.50
Stratford General Hospital 0.50
Health Sciences North - Ramsay Lake Health Centre 0.48
Guelph General Hospital 0.48
Grey Bruce Health Services - Owen Sound Hospital 0.46
Erie Shores Healthcare 0.45
Joseph Brant Hospital 0.44
The Hospital for Sick Children 0.44
Queensway Carleton Hospital 0.43
St. Joseph's Health Care System Hamilton - Charlton Campus 0.43
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Chatham 0.43
Sault Area Hospital - Sault Ste Marie 0.42
Timmins And District General Hospital 0.41
University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital 0.40
Bluewater Health - Charlotte Eleanor Englehart (Petrolia) 0.40
University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital 0.38
Ottawa Hospital - General Site 0.37
Ottawa Hospital - The Rehab Centre 0.33
University Health Network - Princess Margaret Hospital 0.33
Haldimand War Memorial Hospital 0.31
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Juravinski Hospital 0.30
Niagara Health System - Welland County 0.30
Bluewater Health - Sarnia General Site 0.30
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre 0.29
Markham Stouffville Hospital - Markham Site 0.29
Notre Dame Hospital 0.29
Mackenzie Health - Richmond Hill 0.28
Peterborough Regional Health Centre 0.28
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 0.28
Cornwall Community Hospital - Mcconnell Avenue Site 0.27
Kingston Health Sciences Centre -Kingston General 0.27
Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus 0.27
London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital 0.25
St. Joseph's Care Group - St. Joseph's Hospital 0.25
Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital 0.24
London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital 0.23
Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. - La Verendrye 0.23
Children's Hospital Of Eastern Ontario 0.23
Providence St. Joseph's and St. Michael's Healthcare - St. Michael's Hospital 0.23
Southlake Regional Health Centre 0.22
Northumberland Hills Hospital 0.22
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 0.21
Sensenbrenner Hospital 0.21
Providence St. Joseph's and St. Michael's Healthcare - St. Joseph's Health Centre 0.20
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - McMaster 0.19
Windsor Regional Hospital - Ouellette Campus 0.19
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - Bracebridge 0.18
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 0.18
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital 0.15
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital 0.15
Niagara Health System - St Catharines General 0.15
Grand River Hospital Corporation - Waterloo Site 0.15
Woodstock General Hospital 0.14
Niagara Health System - Greater Niagara General Site 0.14
William Osler Health System - Brampton Civic 0.14
St. Mary's General Hospital 0.14
Hopital Montfort 0.13
Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital 0.13
Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site 0.13
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare - Dr. Fouad Tayfour Regional Rehab Centre 0.12
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare - Dr. Y. Emara Centre 0.11
North Bay Regional Health Centre - North Bay Site 0.11
Pembroke Regional Hospital Inc. 0.11
Ottawa Hospital - Civic Site 0.10
Bruyere Continuing Care Inc. - Élisabeth Bruèyre Hospital 0.10
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation - Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 0.10
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation - Milton District Hospital 0.10
William Osler Health System - Etobicoke General 0.09
Sinai Health System - Bridgepoint Hospital 0.08
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital 0.08
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital 0.08
St. Joseph's Health Care London - Parkwood Institute's Main Building 0.07
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - St. John's Rehab Hospital Site 0.07
University Health Network - Toronto Rehab Institute: Bickle Centre 0.07
Toronto East Health Network - Michael Garron Hospital 0.07
Ross Memorial Hospital 0.06
Grand River Hospital Corporation - Freeport Site 0.05
Bruyere Continuing Care Inc. - Saint-Vincent Hospital 0.03
North York General Hospital - General Site 0.03
Stevenson Memorial Hospital NC
Geraldton District Hospital NC
Lady Dunn Health Centre NC
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre NC
Lakeridge Health - Oshawa Site NC
Lakeridge Health - Whitby Site NC
Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville NC
Rouge Valley Health System - Ajax Site NC
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital - Centenary NC
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital - Scarborough General Site NC
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital - Birchmount NC
 


Rate of new hospital acquired C. difficile infection per 1,000 inpatient days, in Ontario, 2015Q4 to 2018Q1
2015Q42016Q12016Q22016Q32016Q42017Q12017Q22017Q32017Q42018Q10.00.10.20.30.40.50.250.250.220.220.230.230.240.240.240.240.220.220.210.210.200.200.230.230.200.20Fiscal quartersRate per 1,000 inpatient days
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
  Ontario
2015Q4 0.25
2016Q1 0.22
2016Q2 0.23
2016Q3 0.24
2016Q4 0.24
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
 

 

Q1: April-June, Q2: July-September, Q3: October-December, Q4: January-March
TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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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