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Research Article

Reduction in Clostridium difficile Infection Rates after Mandatory Hospital Public Reporting: Findings from a Longitudinal Cohort Study in Canada

  • Nick Daneman mail,

    nick.daneman@sunnybrook.ca

    Affiliations: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Therese A. Stukel,

    Affiliations: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Xiaomu Ma,

    Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Marian Vermeulen,

    Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Astrid Guttmann

    Affiliations: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Division of Paediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: July 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001268

About the Authors

Nick Daneman, Therese A. Stukel, Xiaomu Ma, Marian Vermeulen, Astrid Guttmann
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nick Daneman
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Therese A. Stukel, Astrid Guttmann
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Astrid Guttmann
Division of Paediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Astrid Guttmann
Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: nick.daneman@sunnybrook.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ND TAS AG. Performed the experiments: XM MV TAS. Analyzed the data: ND TAS XM MV AG. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: ND. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: ND TAS XM MV AG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ND TAS XM MV AG. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: ND TAS XM MV AG.