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Innovation Spotlight—Mount Sinai Health System Combats C. Difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a potentially life-threatening bacterium that most commonly affects older adults, and individuals without a history of antibiotic use. The majority of C. diff infections occur in, or after exposure to, healthcare settings and they are becoming more frequent, severe, and difficult to treat. In 2016, Mount Sinai Health System made reducing hospital-onset C. diff infection (HO-CDI), across all their sites, a top priority. To learn more this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  

Published July 20, 2018