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Direct cost of health care for individuals with community associated Clostridium difficile infections: A population-based cohort study.

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Summary of "Direct cost of health care for individuals with community associated Clostridium difficile infections: A population-based cohort study."

Even though the incidence of community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is reported to be increasing, few studies have reported on the healthcare costs of community-acquired CDI. We estimated cost of care for individuals with community-associated CDI and compared with that for matched controls without CDI in the time period of six months before to one year after CDI.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0224609

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