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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mentored Enhanced Implementation and Evaluation of National VA Mandates To Prevent The Spread Of C Difficile infection
Principal Investigator:

Nasia Safdar

Location: Madison, WI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $208,028
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: C. difficile infection (CDI) is increasing in incidence and severity; CDI affects 500,000 Americans each year, causes 20,000 deaths annually, and imposes a significant financial burden on healthcare institutions. Preventing CDI is essential, and the VA Multidrug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Program Office recently mandated a bundle for prevention of CDI in VA facilities. The bundle includes appropriate diagnostic testing, optimization of hand hygiene compliance, contact isolation for CD...

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