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10 Jul 2009 Publication of Quarterly report on the surveillance of Clostridium difficile associated disease

The quarterly report on the surveillance of Clostridium difficile associated disease (CDAD) in Scotland, January 2009-March 2009, was published this week in the HPS Weekly Report under the mandatory programme for surveillance of CDAD in Scotland.

The report presents the data from the first quarter of 2009 (January 2009-March 2009) in 14 NHS boards and compares with previous quarters of data, including comparison with annual rates. Also included in this report are the initial results of the snapshot programme on the distribution of C. difficile ribotypes for the same period, and interim results of the performance of NHS boards against the Scottish Government CDAD Reduction Heat target.