Measures for the Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection

Guidance to the health care sector

Published online: 
26 November 2013
Measures for the Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection cover

Clostridium difficile infection is a growing problem in inpatient healthcare facilities and can lead to extended hospital stays, poor patient outcomes and occasionally death.

This document is a practical tool to assist care providers to follow best practice, evidence based processes for prevention, surveillance, and diagnosis.

This guidance was developed with input from the Healthcare Associated Infections Governance Group (HAIGG) whose membership extends across the health sector. The guidance draws on national and international evidence.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    26 November 2013
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-41556-8
  • HP number:
    5757
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2013. Measures for the Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection: Guidance to the health sector. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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