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The cost of diarrhea.

We often forget the total cost of diarrhea to the patients, nursing staff, dietary, physician and environmental services”

  • Personal embarrassment and discomfort to the patient
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Increased use of fecal management devices, moisture barriers and incontinence supplies
  • Increased risk of urinary tract infections.
  • Increased demands on the nursing staff, physician, and housekeeping
  • Increased use of medications
  • Loss of skin integrity with risk of skin breakdown and contamination of existing wounds
  • Risk of the spread of C. diff throughout the facility as the infection gets on bed linens, floor and toilet
  • Average facility stay for patients in acute care diagnosed with C. diff. is 13.2 days- almost three times as long as the average stay of all other patients.
  • Estimated cost per C. diff infection of $6,000 to $9,000, with an estimated total cost per year of $1 billion to $1.6 billion.

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