C Diff Foundation(R) a leading non-profit patient advocacy organization, Global healthcare information system, today announced the scheduled events and launching of the 4th annual November C. diff. Awareness global campaign, the first month long awareness campaign of its kind in the healthcare industry.
November 1st is dedicated to all C. diff. Survivors worldwide.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) “has become the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone.” Statistics provided by the CDC suggest that C. difficile cause nearly 500,000 infections in patients in the U.S. annually. In one study noted by the CDC, among infected patients, nearly 29,000 died within 30 days of being diagnosed, and more than half of those deaths (15,000) were directly attributable to a C. difficile infection.
“The C Diff Foundation members and volunteer patient advocates are dedicated in Raising C. diff. Awareness from villages to cities by sharing life-saving information,” stated Nancy C. Caralla, C Diff Foundation’s Foundress, and Executive Director.
C. diff. community corporations around the globe are partnering to raise awareness to witness a shared goal in driving down newly diagnosed C. difficile infections and saving lives.
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