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Clostridioides difficile infection: criteria for reporting

Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infections you need to report to PHE, factsheet on C. difficile reporting and surveillance updates.

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C. difficile infection: inclusion criteria for reporting to the surveillance system

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C. difficile infection: FAQs on reporting to Public Health England

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Clostridioides difficile infection: surveillance update, April 2017

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This document gives definitions (inclusion criteria) of which cases of Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection to report to Public Health England (PHE). There’s also a factsheet on testing, definitions and reporting of C. difficile infections.

As of April 2017 Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) data collected on the HCAI Data Capture System (HCAI DCS) includes additional data items to facilitate the collection of information relating to prior admissions to the same hospital. Find out more details on Clostridioides difficile infection: surveillance updates, April 2017.

Published 1 January 2014
Last updated 9 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Replaced name Clostridium difficile with Clostridioides difficile to reflect changes in microbial taxonomy.

  2. First published.