December 11, 2015
C. difficile infections increase lengths of stay, costs
Clostrium difficile (C. diff) is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and new research shows it is also one of the most complicated and costly to treat. C. diff infections raise each patient's care costs by 40 percent or an average of $7,285 and increase the length of their stay by 55 percent, according to a study conducted by Premier, Inc. and Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, patients who contract C. diff are 77 percent more likely to be readmitted.