“The expertise exists — relatively close by — to help Ontario set up a system aimed at getting a handle on the C. difficile crisis. The opportunistic superbug has been connected to several hundred deaths in Ontario since 2006. Quebec, responding to a C. diff crisis of its own that started in early 2004, developed and put in place an interhospital information-sharing strategy, along with mandatory reporting of C. diff cases and intense scrutiny of hospitals regarding everything from reporting structures to toilet-cleaning methods. The Quebec model has been recommended to other provinces, including Ontario. It’s time-consuming and requires a high level of open communication, as well as monitoring, data interpretation and problem-solving. But Quebec has demonstrated it can be done.” http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/406150 TheSpec.com – Opinions – Quebec C. diff system works July 21, 2008 The Hamilton Spectator
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Infection-control gaps at hospital highlight report
Toronto Star – 4 hours ago
A confidential report on Ontario’s worst outbreak of C. difficile reveals major gaps in infection control at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington – findings that suggest other hospitals in the province are still vulnerable today.
First report from Ont. hospitals on C. difficile shows rates lower … The Canadian Press
Ontario releases ‘snapshot’ of C.difficile cases on public website Canoe.ca
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