Hospital Records Link C. Diff To 2 Times More Deaths Than Federal Estimates Indicate
USA Today: Far More Could Be Done To Stop The Deadly Bacteria C. Diff
A USA TODAY investigation shows that C. diff is far more prevalent than federal reports suggest. The bacteria is linked in hospital records to more than 30,000 deaths a year in the United States -- about twice federal estimates and rivaling the 32,000 killed in traffic accidents. It strikes about a half-million Americans a year (Eisler, 8/16).