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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998

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Increasing Hospitalization and Death Possibly Due to Clostridium difficile Diarrheal Disease

Floyd Frost*Comments to Author , Gunther F. Craun†, and Rebecca L. Calderon‡
Author affiliations: *Southwest Center for Managed Care Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; †Gunther F. Craun and Associates, Staunton, Virginia, USA ; and ‡U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

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Age-adjusted hospital discharge rates per 100,000 population by grouped discharge diagnosis for selected enteric pathogens, United States 1980-92. (Standardized to the 1970 U.S. population). Discharges were included if a selected enteric pathogen was among the first seven discharge diagnoses. The pathogen group was assigned according to the first pathogen listed.

Figure 2. Age-adjusted hospital discharge rates per 100,000 population by grouped discharge diagnosis for selected enteric pathogens, United States 1980-92. (Standardized to the 1970 U.S. population). Discharges were included if a selected enteric pathogen was among the first seven discharge diagnoses. The pathogen group was assigned according to the first pathogen listed.

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