C-diff un­der­re­ported claims new poll

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

CASES of a no­to­ri­ous hospi­tal bug may be go­ing un­re­ported be­cause of the threat of Gov­ern­ment-im­posed fines, it is claimed. More than half of spe­cial­ist clin­i­cians ques­tioned for a sur­vey be­lieve the true num­ber of deaths as­so­ci­ated with Clostrid­ium dif­fi­cile is higher than of­fi­cial fig­ures sug­gest. A fifth claim this is be­cause doc­tors are un­der pres­sure to un­der-re­port cases to avoid fi­nan­cial penal­ties on Nh­strusts. Tough fines are im­posed on­trusts that fail to meet tar­gets for re­duc­ing C.diff in­fec­tions.

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