Cross-sectional study of the prevalence, causes and management of hospital-onset diarrhoea
Background The National Health Service in England advises hospitals collect data on hospital-onset diarrhoea (HOD). Contemporaneous data on HOD are lacking.
Aim To investigate prevalence, aetiology and management of HOD on medical, surgical and elderly-care wards.
Methods A cross-sectional study in a volunteer sample of UK hospitals, which collected data on one winter and one summer day in 2016. Patients admitted ≥72 h w... Expand abstract
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- This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from Elsevier at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.05.001
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