Study Estimates that Hospitals in Europe Miss Nearly 40,000 Cases of C. Difficile Infections Annually Due to Lack of Clinical Suspicion or Failure to Order a Clinical Laboratory Test

Not only are clinicians failing to order CDI tests for hospitalized patients with diarrhea, but more than half of European hospital labs still use inaccurate CDI testing methods

Once again, the bar on the quality of care is being raised. This time it involves hospitals in Europe. A recently published study shows that hospitals across the continent are not properly diagnosing all the cases of Clostridium difficile associated with patients having diarrhea.