The time between electronic-medical-record reporting of a positive result of a test for Clostridium difficile toxin in stool and the ordering of antimicrobial therapy was compared during consecutive periods when results were not telephoned (n = 274) and when results were telephoned (n = 90) to the clinical service. The mean times to the ordering of antimicrobial therapy were 11.9 and 3.6 hours, respectively (P < .001).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|State||Published - Jul 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases