Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease (CDAD)

C. difficile can be acquired within the hospital or from the community. The rate of C. difficile infection is calculated as a rate per 1000 patient days. The rate is calculated by taking the total number of new hospital acquired (HA) cases each month and dividing by the total number of patient days each month multiplied by one thousand. The total patient days represents a sum of the number of days during which services were provided to all inpatients during that given time period.