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CDAD Statistics

On the last day of each month, SFMH, along with all of Ontario’s hospitals, will be required to publicly report on their own websites:

  • The number of new hospital-acquired C. difficile cases associated with the reporting facility (count) separately for each hospital site.

Rates of new hospital-acquired C. difficile cases associated with the reporting facility, separately for each hospital site; and The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care will also report the same information on its own website.

C. difficile Rate Calculation:
The C. difficile infection rate is calculated as a rate per 1,000 patient days.

The “total patient days” represents the sum of the number of days during which services were provided to all inpatients during the given time period.

The rate is calculated as follows:

Number of new hospital acquired cases of C. difficile in our facility x 1000

divided by

Total number of patient days (for one month)

For smaller facilities:
C. difficile rates may vary from month to month: the smaller the facility, the greater the rates will vary—this is because a change in even one case in a small facility will cause the rate to go up or down considerably.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2009 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2010 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0.18
0
0
0
0
0
0
2011 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1.54
0
0
2
3.43
2
3.98
0
0
2013 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
1
1.52
0
0
1
1.5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1.48
0
0
0
0
2014 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
1
1.73
0
0
0
0
1
2.05
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2015 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1.84
1
1.71
0
0
4
8.79
3
6.75
1
2.28
0
0
2016 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
1
1.77
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2017 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2018 # of New Cases
Rate
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1.82


For further information, please contact Melissa Botz 613-756-3044 ext. 278