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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

Letter

Attributing Cause of Death for Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection

Rodica GilcaComments to Author , Charles Frenette, Nathanaëlle Thériault, Élise Fortin, and Jasmin Villeneuve
Author affiliations: Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada (R. Gilca, E. Fortin); Québec University Hospital Centre, Québec City (R. Gilca); Laval University, Québec City (R. Gilca); McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Québec, Canada (C. Frenette, E. Fortin); and Direction Régionale de Santé Publique, Québec City (N. Thériault, J. Villeneuve)

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Classification of cause of death among 22 patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), by 13 external reviewers, Quebec, Canada, 2007. Bars indicate the number of reviewers who assigned each category. Gray bars indicate that CDI was unrelated to death, white bars indicate that CDI contributed to death, and black bars indicate that death was directly attributable to CDI.

Figure. . Classification of cause of death among 22 patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), by 13 external reviewers, Quebec, Canada, 2007. Bars indicate the number of reviewers who assigned each category. Gray bars indicate that CDI was unrelated to death, white bars indicate that CDI contributed to death, and black bars indicate that death was directly attributable to CDI.

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