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Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009

Research

Hospitalizations and Deaths Associated with Clostridium difficile Infection, Finland, 1996–20041

Outi LyytikäinenComments to Author , Heli Turunen, Reijo Sund, Marja Rasinperä, Eija Könönen, Petri Ruutu, and Ilmo Keskimäki
Author affiliations: National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland (O. Lyytikäinen, M. Rasinperä, P. Ruutu, E. Könönen); National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki (H. Turunen, R. Sund, I. Keskimäki)

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Figure 1

Number of hospital discharges with Clostridium difficile listed as any and primary diagnoses, 1996–2004, Finland. International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, codes K52.8, “pseudomembranous enterocolitis associated with antimicrobial drug therapy,” and A04.7, “enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile.”

Figure 1. Number of hospital discharges with Clostridium difficile listed as any and primary diagnoses, 1996–2004, Finland. International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, codes K52.8, “pseudomembranous enterocolitis associated with antimicrobial drug therapy,” and A04.7, “enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile.”

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1Presented in part at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, April 14–17, 2007.

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