Surveillance provinciale des infections nosocomiales
From April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, 95 healthcare facilities participated in the Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD) surveillance program, for a combined total of 5,048,411 inpatient days (Table 1). These participating facilities reported 2,977 cases of healthcare-associated CDAD (HA-CDAD). The incidence rate of HA-CDAD was 5.9 cases per 10,000 patient days. The 2015-2016 incidence rate was significantly lower than the 2014–2015 rate. The 10-day fatality rate was 8.0% (n = 219) while the 30-day fatality rate was 14.0% (n = 381). In total, 23 (0.8%) colectomies were reported. This year, two teaching facilities merged. For all results, only facilities that participated in at least 11 periods are included in the analysis. Data was extracted on May 31st, 2016. This year, new healthcare facility categories have been defined taking into account the teaching vocation, the number of beds and the proportion of admitted patients aged 65 years or older of participating facilities. These new categories have been applied to the current surveillance period as well as to the previous years of surveillance to ensure proper comparisons.